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Tested for Productiveness, and Better Than Ever! 

WANT to thank all of you 
for your continued patron- 
age, and for your many 
friendly letters expressing 
your delight with the re- 
sults secured from my seeds. 
I am especially pleased 
with your continued marks 
of appro\'al for my Bonn\- 
Best Tomato. ^lore than two hundred 
of you have written in praise of it this 
past year — many tell me that "I didn't 
say half enough about it." 

Vou will notice that this 3'ear I have 
cut out many varieties of seeds that had 
been listed for years. I want to tell you 
why I did it. I test at Floracroft, and 
elsewhere, nearly all the seeds grown for 
me, and I have found that some of the 
varieties are so far behind others in pro- 
ducti^•eness and quality that they are 
not worth growing. Whenever any kind 
has shown itself inferior, I have dis- 
carded it. Then, too, I found certain 
varieties so similar to others that I 
could hardly tell them apart, so I dis- 
carded all except the best. 

The result is that I offer you only 
seeds that I know are the best that can 
be had. They are seeds that I have 
tested myself — seeds that will produce : 
the crops that will make you happy. 

About Novelties. Several hundred of 
these are introduced ever>' year. Few of 

them are really new or valuable. To prove this, look over 
the catalogues of ten years ago and see how many of the 
Novelties listed there are being sold now. I offer a few Novel- 
ties, but I refuse to class any variety as a Novelty unless it is 
a marked improvement over old kinds. I don't think it right 
to charge a big price for something just because it is a little 
"different." My Novelties are not listed separately, but are 
put in the body of the book, where you can find them easily 
and compare them with standard kinds. 
A Novelty is indicated by this hand: 

Specialties. These are selected strains of varieties that 1 bank 
on and pay particular attention to. There are many kinds of 
seeds that I have grown especially well and that I am improving 
every year. The stock has tc be pretty near perfection, and a 
lot better than it has been in the past, before I make it a Specialty. 
.Market-gardeners, who know good seeds better than most people, 
and who could, if they desired, grow good seeds themselves, buy 
my Specialties in great quantities year after year. Remember 
that a Stokes' Specialty is particularh' good, selected stock — the 


finest that I can have grown. If you are 
hesitating between a Novelty and a 
Specialtv, take the Specialt\-. It is indi- 

TaS ^'"^ mSPECIALfY] 

Stokes' Standards. A great many of 
my customers, as far back as 1906, have 
been in the habit of ordering seeds of dif- 
ferent kinds and asking me to select the 
varieties. I appreciated the confidence 
these friends put in me, and determined to 
give them just as good stock as I knew 
how. The number ordering in this way 
increased every year, so I selected reli- 
able, productive strains as "Stokes' Stan- 
dards." These I have improved every 
year. The Stokes' Standards make it easy 
to order: all you need do is to order 
"Stokes' Standard" in Early Peas, Late 
Peas, Onions, etc., right through the list, 
and you will get sorts that will please 
you. Stokes' Standards are indicated by 

^.ly.'^^ii gSTOKEy STAN DARDi 

My Descriptions. I try to be perfectly 
honest in these. Sometimes I get 
enthusiastic about something and want 
to write a glowing account of it. Instead 
of doing it th^n, I go to see the crops on 
other places, and see what those growers 
say about it. When I'm through, I 
may not list the thing at all. Most of 
the photographs in this book I took 
myself; they show the true types. 
Promptness in Filling Orders. I make a special effort to ship 
or mail seeds promptly. Nearly every order goes out within 
twent>'-four hours after its receipt. 

Satisfaction Assured. I want you to have courteous and 
liberal treatment and the best possible service. Should you 
find anything unsatisfactory, I trust you will not hesitate to 
let me know it, so I can adjust the matter to your satisfaction. I 
know you cannot get better seeds or better treatment anywhere. 

All Seeds Tested. In my endeavor to give my customers 
the best seeds that can be had, I test all my seeds for germination, 
rejecting all that fail to come up to my standard. I also grow 
hundreds of varieties of seeds in my trial-grounds at Floracroft, 
Moorestown, N. J. Below are shown pictures of field-tests at 
Floracroft, where I also have 60,000 square feet under glass. 
Yours for the best garden on earth, 


January 1, 1913 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Forty varieties of Lettuce on test at Floracroft 

Examining types of vegetables at Floracroft 

25c. Extra in Packets for Each Dollar Sent for Packets 

For each $1 remitted in cash for seeds in packets, you may 
choose extra packets to the value of 25 cents. Thus, for $1 
paid for packets you may buy seeds to the value of $1.25 ; for 
$2 you may order seeds to the value of $2.50, and for larger 
amounts in proportion. The seeds must be in packets only, 
and no fractional parts of a dollar will count; thus, for $1.50 
only 25 cents extra in seeds will be given. No premium is 
allowed on seeds by the ounce, quarter-pound, pint, quart, 
peck or bushel. All packets are of large size, liberally filled 
with seed, and have full cultural directions printed on them. 

Postage Paid on Packets, Ounces, Quarter-pounds, Pounds and Pints 

I pay postage on all seeds, both vegetable and flower, bought 
by the pound, quarter-pound, ounce, packet or pint. Prices on 
peas, beans and corn by the quart, for both mail and express 
delivery, are given after the name of each variety in the catalogue. 

Parcels Post. Inauguration of the Parcels Post on New Year's 
day has made it possible to send larger packages by mail and, for 
the shorter distances, to send them more cheaply. I shall give 
my customers every advantage of the Parcels Post. 

Freight Prepaid. On all orders from this catalogue amounting 
to $15 and over, provided that at least one-half of this amount 
shall be for small garden or flower seeds, I will prepay the freight 
or express charges to all points east of the Mississippi River. 
To all points west of the Mississippi River I will pay the freight 
on orders amounting to $26 and over, provided that $20 worth 
of such orders is in small garden seeds. Potatoes are not included 

in either of these off'ers. On all orders for less amounts than the 
above, I will deliver, free on board in this city, to express, rail- 
road or steamship company, and the purchaser must, in all cases, 
pay the freight, except as offered above. 

How to Order. It will aid me greatly in filling your order if 
you use the order blank attached to the catalogue. Please be 
careful to sign your name, post office, county and state on each 
and every letter sent me. Cash should accompany the order. 
You may remit at my risk either by post office order, bank draft, 
express order, or cash by registered letter. I am responsible for 
the safe arrival of the seeds— whether sent by mail, express or 

Kindly Order Early. While I make prompt delivery of seeds 
at all times, I shall be grateful if you send your order in January 
or February. 


Acroclinium 37 

Adlumia 44 

Adonis 37 

Ageratum 37 

Allegheny Vine 44 

' Alyssum 37 

Amarantus 37 

Ampelopsis 44 

Antirrhinum 37 

Apple, Balsam 40 

Aquilegia 37 

Artichoke S 

Asparagus 2 

Asparagus Buncher 2 

Asparagus, Ornamental.. . .44 

Asters 36, 37 

Balloon Vine 44 

Balsam 37 

Barley 46 

Bean, Hyacinth 44 

Beans 2-4 

Beans, Runner 44 

Beans, Velvet 47 

Beets 6, 7 

Begonia 44 

Bellis 38 

Black-eyed Susan 4: 

Brachycome 37 

Broccoli S 

Brussels Sprouts S 

Buckwheat 46 

Cabbage 8-10, 35 

Cacalia 37 

Calceolaria 44 

Calendula 37 

Calliopsis 37 

Campanula 37 

Canary-bird Vine 44 

Candytuft 38 

Cannas 38 

Carnation 38 

Carrots 16 

Castor-Oil Plant 41 

Cauliflower 10, 35 

Celeriac 1 1 

Celery 11, 35 


Celosia 38 

Centaurea 38, 44 

Chard, Swiss 7 

Chicory 5 

Chives 5 

Chrysanthemum 38 

Cineraria 44 

Clarkia 38 

Clematis 44 

Cleome 38 

Clover and Grass Seeds.. . . 49 

Cobsea 44 

Coleus 44 

Collard s 

Colewort s 

Columbine 37 

Conservatory and House 

Plants 44 

Coreopsis 38 

Com, Broom 46 

Com, Field 45 

Com, Kaffir 48 

Corn Salad 5 

Com, Sweet or Sugar 12 

Cosmos 38 

Cowpeas 47 

Cress 5 

Cucumber 13 

Cucumber, Wild 


Cypress Vine 

Dahlias 38 

Daisy 38 

Dandelion 16 

Delphinium 38. 39 

Dianthus 39. 41 

Digitalis 39 

Dolichos 44 

Dracaena 39 

Eggplant II, 3S 

Endive 16 

Eschscholtzia 41 

Everlasting Flower 39 

Farmogerm 49 

Fetticus s 

Flower Seeds 36-43 



Forget-me-not 39 

Four o'clock 39 

Fo.xglove 39 

Gaillardia 39 

Geraniums 44 

Gloxinia 44 

Godetia 39 

Gourds 44 

Grasses 50 

Grevillea 39 

Gumbo 17 

Gynerium 39 

Gypsophila 39 

Helianthus 41 

Heliotrope 39 

Herbs 5 

Hollyhock 39 

Hop, Japanese 44 

Horse-radish 16 

Humulus 44 

Ice Plant 39 

Ipomcea 44 

Ivy, Boston 44 

Ivy. Kenilworth 44 

Kale 16 

Kochia 39 

Kohlrabi 16 

Lantana 39 

Larkspur 38, 39 

Lathyrus 44 

Lawn Grass Seed . .3d cover. 

Leek 16 

Legumes 47 

Lettuce 14, 15, 35 

Linum 39 

Lobelia 39 

Love-in-a-mist 40 

Love-lies-bleeding 37 

Lychnis 39 

Maize, Milo 48 

Mangel-Wurzel 7 

Marigold 39 

Martynia 17 

Marvel of Pern 39 

Matricaria 39 

Maurandia 44 


Mesembryanthemum 39 

Mignonette 39 

Millets 48 

Mimosa 41 

Mimulus 40 

Momordica 40 

Monkey Flower 40 

Moonflower 44 

Morning-Glory 44 

Mourning Bride 41 

Mushroom Spawn 19 

Muskmelons 18, 19, 27 

Musk Plant 40 

Mustard 17 

Myosotis 39 

Nasturtium 40 

Nicotiana 40 

Nigella 40 

Oak, Silk 39 

Oats 46 

Okra 17 

Onions 22, 23 

Oyster Plant 34 

Pansy 42 

Pa paver 40, 41 

Parsley 17 

Parsnips 17 

Passion Flower 44 

Peach Pits 17 

Peanuts 17 

Pear, Balsam 40 

Peas 24, 28, 29 

Peas, Field 48 

Peppers 29 

Pepper Plants 35 

Periwinkle 41 

Petunia 40 

Phlox 40 

Pinks 39 

Poppy 40, 41 

Portulaca 41 

Potatoes 48 

Primula 44 

Pumpkins 34 

Pyrethrum 41 

Radishes 30. 31 


Rape 47 

Reseda 39 

Rhubarb 31 

Ricinus 41 

Rudbeckia 41 

Rutabaga 35 

Rye 46 

Sage s 

Sage Scarlet 41 

Salpiglossis 41 

Salsify 34 

Salvia 41 

Scabiosa 41 

Sensitive Plant 41 

Smilax 44 

Snapdragon 37 

Speltz, or Emmer 46 

Spinach 31 

Squash 34 

Stock 41 

Stokesia 41 

Sugar-cane 48 

Sunflower 41, 46 

Sweet Peas 43 

Sweet Potato Plants 35 

Sweet Sultan 38 

Sweet William 41 

Teosinte 48 

Thunbergia 41 

Tobacco Seed 35 

Tomatoes 24, 32, 33, 35 

Torenia 41 

Tropaeolum 40, 44 

Turnips 3S. 47 

Vegetable Plants 35 

Verbena 41 

Vetch 47 

Vinca 41 

Vines, Climbing 44 

Violet 41 

Wallflower 41 

Watermelons 20. 21. 27 

Wheat 46 

Wild-Flower Garden Mix- 
ture 41 

Zinnia 41 

Market-Gardeners and Florists ^® entitled to receive my special wholesale prices, which are published in De- 

; ^ cember and March, in a small, handy little catalogue just fitted for your pocket. 

These prices are for those only who are raising truck or flowers for sale. If you are in this class, let me have your 
request at once, for it will save you money. 



STOKES ^ 219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELPHIA.PA. i 



Argenteuil Asparagus 

Culture. Sow the seed thinly in rows a foot apart in April or May. 
Thin out seedlings to 3 or 4 inches apart, saving the strongest. Hoe 
frequently, and the next spring move the roots to the permanent loca- 
tion. Asparagus does best in deep, rich loam, which should be 
enriched with decayed manure. For the 
family garden it is most satisfactorj' to 
plant two-year-old roots. In the spring 
dig a trench 18 inches deep, put in 8 to 10 
inches of well-decayed manure, and on this 
3 or 4 inches of good soil; then lay the roots 
12 to 15 inches apart and fill the trench 
with good soil, leaving the plants 4 to 6 
inches below the surface. One-year plants 
should be treated in the same way. Rows 
in the famih'-garden may be 5 feet apart. 
Hoe deeply in spring, and do not cut until 
the third year after planting the roots. 
Hill up the rows each spring to get blanched 
stalks, and give good top-dressing of coarse 
manure each year after cutting. An 
Asparagus bed improves with age. 

One ounce of seed will sow 40 feet of 
row; 4 to 5 pounds, or 7,260 roots, will 
plant one acre. 

sider this the finest Asparagus and grow 
it for my own use. It is the most popular 
Paris variety. The stalks are immense, 
but tender and free from stringiness; 
they often weigh 4 ounces each. The 
scales overlap. The flavor is delicious. 
Giant Argenteuil brings best prices. 
Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., 
lb. 65 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 50 cts., in lo-lb. lots at 45 cts. 
per lb. Strong one-year-old roots, 75 cts. per 100, $5.50 per 1,000; 
strong two-year-old roots, $1 per 100, $6 per 1,000. 

"In New Jersey, our conlrihulors find Early Giant Argenteuil more prolific 
and more rust-resislani than other sorts," said the Market Growers' 
Journal, Nov. 9, 1912. 

PALMETTO. A standard market Asparagus, and a favorite in the 

South, with large, thick stalks of fine, dark color and pointed tips. 
Very regular in size. Early and prolific. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 40 cts., 
in 5-lb. lots at 35 cts. per lb. Strong 2-year-old roots, 75 cts. per 
100, $5.50 per 1,000. 

CONOVER'S COLOSSAL. Large, profitable, standard Asparagus. 
Grows rapidly, producing thick, tender stalks that have a fine 
flavor. It is almost as tender as Early Giant Argenteuil. Seed, 
pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., M^b. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press, lb. 35 cts., in 5-lb. lots at 30 cts. per lb. Two-year-old 
roots, 50 cts. per 100, $4.50 per 1,000. 


The picture shows the construction. Each 
buncher has a knife-guide, making bunches 
of uniform length. When the buncher is filled, 
the back falls back automatically, to allow 
tape to be inserted while bunch is in clasp. 
Three sizes: Asparagus Buncher 

Each Doz. 

No. I Makes bunches 3 in. in diameter, 6 to 9 in. long. Si 50 S15 00 
No. 2 Makes bunches 4 in. in diameter, 7 to 10 in. long, i 50 15 00 
No. 3 Makes bunches 4 in. in diameter, 8 to 12 in. long. I 75 17 50 

RED or BLT7E TAPE for tying Asparagus. Strong, attractive, 
absolutely fast color. Spool, 1,000 yards, $2. 

RAFFIA, for tying Asparagus. Large growers find this better than 
twine. It is neat, strong, durable and cheaper than any othei 
tying material. Lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. $1.40, 100 lbs. S12, bale (about 
225 lbs.) 10 cts. per lb. 

I am a market-gardener and used your seeds this year. I made a grand dis- 
play of vegetables grown from your seed at our County Fair which was held at 
Salem, Indiana, September 3 to 8, iqii, and look first prize over all other dis- 
plays.~E. VV. Meadors, R. F. D. No. 5, Salem, Ind. 

Your seed I bought last year gave me better results than I ever had before. The 
seed cost me $11.45, and I realized $1,064.65 in cash. — Henry Reif, R. F. D. 
No. 2, Grand Island, Neb, 

The longer we use your seeds the better we like them. I am always sure of a 
good garden when I have Stokes' Seeds to playit. — G. H. Landrey, Morris, 


Culture. Early in the spring, after the ground is perfectly warm 
and danger from frost is past, sow in drills 2 inches deep and 18 inches 
to 2 feet apart, dropping the beans 3 inches apart in the drills. Hoe 
frequently, keeping ground stirred all summer, but do not hoe when 
leaves are wet, or rust will result. Plant every two weeks for succes- 
sion. Pick pods as soon as they are fit for use. 

One quart will plant 100 feet of drill, and 2 bushels will plant an acre 



Large, full-sized packets of any variety of Beans, 10 cts. each, post- 
paid. Half pecks and half bushels at peck and bushel rates 

of my customers say this is the best they ever have planted. The 
Beans are 5 or 6 inches long, and absolutely free from strings. They 
are brittle and tender, round, full and fleshy, and most delicious 
when cooked. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., postpaid; by express or 
freight, pt. 15 cts., qt. 30 cts., 4 qts. 90c., pk. Si. 75, bus. 56. 

GIANT GREEN-POD I I 1 1 I ( II I 1 ^4 1 I II 1 I I I I 
VALENTINE. The pods are fully ^^'^ fCK^ 1 Tl 

one-third longer than the old standard Red \'alentine. Round, 
slightly curved, as shown in the picture, handsome and stringless 
at all times. It is very 
early and exceedingly 
prolific — one of the 
best sorts for either 
market- or home-gar- 
den. My stock is, I 
believe, the best ob- 
tainable. I have taken 
special pains to im- 
prove it constantly. 
Pt. 30 cts., qt. 45 cts., 
postpaid ; by express 
or freight, qt. 30 cts., 
pk. Si. 75, bus. S6. 

The pods are flat in- 
stead of round, string- 
less, tender, and of 
excellent flavor. It is 
enormously pi'olific, 
beginning to bear the 
first in the spring and continuin; 
thrifty and resists drought well. 

Giant Green-Pod Stringless Valentine 


until the last in the fall. It is 
Pt. 2Sc., qt. 40C., postpaid; by 
express or freight, qt. 25c., pk. Si. 50, bus. $5.50. 

Bountiful is hardy and gives a wonderful yield. It is excellent for fall. — 
L. B. Pickett, in the "Market Growers' Journal." 
FULL MEASURE. This Bean inherited the size of Yosemite Mam- 
moth Wax and the productiveness of the old Refugee, its parents. 
The pods are long, meaty and tender, without strings, and remain 
fit for use for many days after maturity. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
postpaid; by express, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., pk. Si. 60. bus. S6. 
REFUGEE. The Refugee Bean, one 
of the best-known varieties, almost always had a string when 
broken; but in this variety, by careful selection and crossing, the 
string has been "bred out," while the Bean retains its fine appesir- 
ance and productiveness. The pods. S or 6 inches long, are broad, 
nearly round, of handsome light green; bushes 18 inches high. Pt. 
30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 35 cts., pk. S2, 
EXTRA EARLY RED VALENTINE. This is the variety to use 
when a crop is wanted in a hurry — ready for picking 45 days 
after planting. It yields prodigiously, and has plump, round 
pods of unsurpassed quality. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. Si. 25, bus. $4.75. 
BLACK VALENTINE. The choice of southern market growers, 
because it resists blight and is vigorous and prolific. Beans long, 
straight and handsome. One of the most desirable for the markfit- 
gardener. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, 
qt. 30 cts., pk. Si. 50, bus. Ss-SO. 
EXTRA-EARLY REFUGEE. Two weeks earlier than Late Refugee, 
and equally good in every way. Maj' be planted with Late Refugee 
for succession. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express or 
freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. S5.75. 
LATE REFUGEE, or 1,003-to-l. The standard late Bean for 
market; 15 inches high, loaded with light green pods, 5 inches 
long, nearly round and pointed. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. Ss.7S. 





Culture. Same as for Green- 
podded Bush Beans. 

WAX. Novelty. The picture 
shows how this Bean bears. I 
made this picture in my own 
trial-grounds, and selected only 
an average specimen. Bush 
is dwarf, with strong, vigorous 
stalks bearing rich yellow pods 
of great size — often 7 to 7 J4 
inches long, more than half an 
inch wide and nearly half an 
inch thick. The pods are of 
excellent quality, tender, brit- 
tle, fleshy and absolutely 
stringless in all stages. They are most attractive. I want ev^ery 
one of my customers to try this Bean, which is one of the most 
prolific I have ever seen. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 3S cts., postpaid; by 
express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. Si-3S, pk. S2.50. 

STOKES' STANDARD WAX- " Tlili ■^Tnif P-^'^Tn Tin ft ml 

light, wavy yellow pods, long, round and stringless, of superior 

quality. Stokes' Standard is vigorous and very productive and 

free from rust. Pkt. 10 cts., J^pt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts., postpaid; 

by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., 4 qts., pk. $2, bus. $7.50. 
MICHIGAN WHITE WAX. This has pure white seeds and the 

dried Beans are excellent. It is one of the earliest Bush or Snap 

Beans. The pods are golden yellow, remain tender for weeks, and 

are of the finest flavor. This is the finest white-seeded golden 

Wax Bean. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 

35 cts., J^pk. $1, pk. I1.85, bus. $7. 

pods are long, round and handsome; 

the flesh between the Beans is solid meat. The picture below 

shows the uniform shape of the pods. Although a very large 

Bean, it is tender, with a fine, mild flavor and free from strings. 

It is wonderfully early and productive, and those who try it once 

order it again. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by 

express, qt. 30 cts., }^pk. %\, pk. Si. 85, bus. $7. 
PENCHi-POD BLACK WAX. The finest black Wax-podded Bean. 

The plants grow 15 inches high, and are loaded with thick, curved, 

golden yellow pods, averaging S to 6 inches long, full of brittle, 

solid flesh and free from strings. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., 

postpaid; by express, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.75, bus. S6.50. 
KEENEY'S RUSTLESS GOLDEN WAX. This was originated and 

named by the famous New York Bean- 
grower. It remains free from rust in 

even the most rainy seasons. The pods 

are rich creamy yellow and are in great 

demand for canning. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 

30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press, qt. 35 cts., pk. %2, bus. S7. 

smooth pods, 5 inches long, delicately 

golden yellow, stringless, brittle. Pkt. 

10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; 

by express, qt. 35 cts., pk. %2, bus. S7. 

WAX. A rust-proof improvement of 

the old Golden Wax, with long, flat, 

tender pods of good quality; yields 

heavily. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 

45 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 30 cts., 

pk. Si. 75. bus. $6.75- 
HOpSON WAX-POD. Bright yellow, 

vigorous and productive. Pkt. 10 cts., 

pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by 

express, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.75, bus. ^6.75. 

Plants, 18 inches high, are loaded with 

large round pods, meaty and stringless; 

yellow. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 

45 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 

30 cts., pk. |i.7S, bus. $6.75. 

WAX. An old variety, with round, 
tender pods. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., 

qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 

35 cts., pk. $1.75, bus. $6.50. 


Culture. Plant after the soil 
has become well warmed using 
poles 6 to 8 feet long in rows 4 
feet apart each way. Put five or 
six beans around each pole, and 
thin to three plants to a pole, or, 
if preferred, plant in hills a foot 
apart along a trellis of poultry 
netting. Hoe frequently. Pole 
Beans do best in very rich soil; 
they do not mature so rapidly 
as the Bush Beans, but are more 
productive because of their 
strong growth, and are gathered 
more easily. 

One quart will plant 100 to 150 


NEW GOLDEN CLUSTER WAX. Bears beautiful, golden pods in 
clusters of from three to six. Pods are of excellent flavor. Pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 35 cts., 
pk. S2.50, bus. $9. 
LAZY WIFE. Dark green pods, broad, tender and stringless, best 
and largest green-podded snap-short Pole Bean grown. Pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 30 cts., pk. 
Si. 85, bus. S7. 

WHITE CREASEBACK. An extra-early green-podded snap Bean. 
Round, solid pod, 5 to 6 inches long. Popular also for growing to 
dry seed for winter use. Beans are pure white. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 30 cts., pk. Si. 75, bus. 

KENTUCKY WONDER (Old Homestead). Bears long, thick, 
green pods in clusters; quality good. Ripens early; vigorous. Pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 30 cts., 
pk. Si. 75, bus. S6.50. 


The three varieties listed below bear excellent Beans for the table 
and most beautiful flowers. All climb from 6 to 10 feet high, and may 
be planted in locations where other Beans would not thrive. They 
are excellent when trained beside a porch. The flowers are as beau- 
tiful as those of almost any plant. Painted Lady being particularly 

SCARLET RUNNER. This takes the place of large Lima Beans in 
locations where the summers are short. The plants grow quickly 
and bear large clusters of bright scarlet flowers, resembling sweet 
peas. The pods are red and are excellent for use as snap Beans. 

When ripe, the dried Beans are bright 
scarlet with purple spots. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 40 cts., pk. S2.50. 
a fine shell Bean for winter use. The 
Beans are large and white, of excellent 
flavor like that of Scarlet Runner. The 
pods are useful as snap Beans. Pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; 
by express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
PAINTED LADY. Showy red-and-white 
blossoms, making beautiful vines. Well 
worth growing for ornament. Pkt. 
IOC, J^pt. 30C., pt. 50 cts., postpaid. 


Culture. Same as for Bush Beans. 

productive standard sort. Pkt. 10 cts 
pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 20 cts., pk. Si. 10, bus. S4 

Productive; fine for baking. Pkt. loc. 
pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press, qt. 20 cts., pk. Si.20, bus. S4-2S 

extensively grown for winter. Pkt 
10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., postpaid; 
by express, qt. 20c., pk. Si. 20, bus. S4.25. 

Round-Pod Kidney Wax Beans 



CxJLTURE. Lima Beans, both the bush and pole varieties, require 
more time for development than Wax Beans, so only one planting 
can be made. Plant as soon as the soil has become warm in the spring, 
dropping the seed 2 inches deep and 6 inches apart in rows, keeping 
the rows 2 Yi feet apart. Lima Beans may be shelled and used when 
they are green, or dried for winter use. Dwarf Limas are more 
desirable for the small garden than Pole Limas. 

Growers of Lima Bean seed have had another 
short crop, and early orders are advised. 

Short Crop. 

Fordbook Bush Lima 

Dreer's Bush Lima 



the best Bush Lima Bean, and the 
only stiffly erect, dwarf form of Potato Lima. Both pods and 
Beans are twice the size of Dreer's Bush Lima. Fordhook Bush is 
in a class by itself, with vigorous, sturdy branches, held upright in 
bush form, which is strikingly different from the low, spreading 
growth of Dreer's Bush Lima. It makes tremendous crops, and the 
Beans are ready for use fully three weeks earlier than any of the 
Pole Lima Beans. The pods are plump and well filled, measuring 
4 to s inches in length, and containing four or five large Beans. 
Each plant is from 2 to 3 feet across and i ^ to 2 feet high. I have 
made a specialty of growing this, and offer seed as good as I have 
ever known. Pkt. 15 cts., Hpt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., postpaid; by 
express, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., 4 qts. $1.60, pk. ^3. 

BURPEE'S IMPROVED BUSH. Bears larger pods than the Ford- 
hook, and has the most vigorous growth, with erect foliage and 
uniform upright habit. Pods S to 6 inches long and \\i inches 
wide; well filled; very early. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 40 cts., postpaid; 
by express, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., 4 qts. $1.60, pk. $3. 

DREER'S BUSH. Early, productive and possessing all the good 
qualities of Dreer's Pole Lima. Grows vigorous, but the plants are 
not upright and trail over the soil to a width of 3 feet. Produces 
pods in great abundance. The Beans grow close together, four and 
sometimes five in a pod, and are thick, sweet and succulent. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, 
qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.75, bus. $8. 



CtiLTURE. Pole Limas and all Lima Beans are apt to rot in cold, 
wet ground, so they should not be planted until warm weather has 
set in. Set poles, 8 to 10 feet long, 4 feet apart each way, and plant 
four or five beans to a hill. Lima Beans may be started under glass 
in April and transplanted after warm weather if desired. If the land 
for Lima Beans is too rich in nitrogen or stable manure, the plants 
may run too much to vine and be too late. A commercial fertihzer 
generally gives good results. 

POLE LIMA. A Lima Bean with 
green seeds. This is a valuable novelty which had been sought 
for years, and which was found only recently by one of the largest 
Bean farmers in California. The Beans are broad, plump and 
thick, as perfect as could be desired, and of a rich, heavy green, 
which color they retain until maturity. Carpinteria is wonderfully 
productive, with strong, vigorous vines having many branches or 
runners, each of which produces a great many large pods. Car- 
pinteria ripens early and is a desirable main-crop variety. Pkt. 
ID cts., pt. 35 cts., postpaid; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., 
4 qts. $1.25, pk. $2.25. 


LIMA. Immense pods, T OKES STAN DARDI 

quently with five large Beans, are borne in thick clusters. Verj' 
prolific and desirable. Pkt. 10 cts., Hpt. 20 cts., pt. 35 cts., post- 
paid; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. Si. 30, pk. $2.50. 
LEVIATHAN. This is the earliest Pole Lima Bean, and is just the 
thing for those whose growing season is short. It will give large 
Lima Beans two weeks earlier than most other kinds, and will 
bear constantly throughout the season. The pods are borne in 
large clusters and contain three to five Beans each, which are most 
delicious and of a beautiful green. Pkt. 15 cts., pt. 30 cts., post- 
paid; by express, qt. 30 cts., pk. §1.85, bus. %■}. 

SHOTWELL'S IMPROVED THICK. ^'g^fg' pF^ 1 a | T'v I 

Dozens of my customers have ^^^^"^^' ^^Ll T I 

written or told me that this is a wonderfully good Bean, and I 
found it so in my own tests at Floracroft. "The Beans are thick 
and of fine quality, and the vine is ver>' early and productive. Pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 
35 cts., pk. $2, bus. S7-75- 
FORD'S MAMMOTH-PODDED. The late James Ford, one of 
the oldest market-gardeners around Philadelphia, produced this 
Bean as a result of more than twenty years' selection. The pods 
grow to an average length of 8 inches, are produced in great clusters 
with five to seven Beans to a pod, and are of excellent quality for 
use either green or dry. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., post- 
paid; by express, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. S7. 

STOKES' EVERGREEN. The ^■g^f^ pp^. ^ 1 TV l 

Stokes' Evergreen not only yields the 

full size and great productiveness of the Salem Improved, but has 
the remarkable additional quality of yielding in all stages of growth, 
and holds, even when dry and shelled, the deep green color of the 
unripe state, giving the appearance of Beans fresh from the vine when 
cooked. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 60 cts., postpaid; by express, 
qt. 40 cts., pk. S2.50. 

as the Large Lima when green; remains green in the pod a long 
time after maturing. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. Si. 85, bus. $7. 

JERSEY EXTRA-EARLY. This Bean appears on the market 
here nearly two weeks ahead of ordinary Limas. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., 
pk. Si. 85, bus. $7- 

KING OF THE GARDEail. More prolific than the ordinary Lima. 
Pods in clusters of four and five. Pods 6 inches long, five to six 
Beans in the pod. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. Si. 85, bus. I7. 

SALEM IMPROVED. Large; deep green. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., 
postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 

LARGE WHITE. My strain of this favorite variety is extra selected. 
Pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., 
pk. Si. 75, bus. S6.50. 

What Users Say of Stokes' Standard Seeds 

/ had such a nice supply of vegetables that il became the talk of the ntighor- 
hood. — John Schneider, California, Ohio. 

At the Spokane Fair I took the banner for display of vegetables. I also look 
first on Lettuce and Cucumbers. — Alec Keegan, Hillyard, Washington. 

We have had a great variety of fine vegetables from your seed all summer. — 
Mrs. R. H. Emery, Aldershot, Ont., Canada. 



Culture. Sow in hotbed in February or March, and transplant 
to open ground in May in rows 3 or 4 feet apart and 2 feet apart in 
the rows. These should give globes the first year. Seed sown in May 
and transplanted in June has to be wintered. Tie up the leaves, then 
bank with dirt; will mature the second year. The scales and bottom 
of the flower-head are eaten either boiled or raw as a salad, while the 
young shoots often are tied together and blanched and served like 

Giant Green Globe. Produces large, globular heads, with thick, 
succulent scales, the bottom of which is the edible part. While still 
tender it makes a delicious dish. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., J^lb- Si. 
JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE. Tubers only; no seed. Sometimes 
used as a table vegetable when pickled, but its greatest value is for 
feeding hogs. Produces potato-like tubers which hogs relish. Hardy. 
Tubers, lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. Si, postpaid; by freight or express, pk. 

$1, bus. $3. 


Culture. Same as for cauli- 
flower, which it resembles in 
appearance and uses. Considered 
by many more delicate than 
cauliflower. It is especially valu- 
able for pickling. 

tures rapidly, making large, 
compact, brownish purple heads. 
The best variety for the North. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Mll>- 
75 cts., lb. $2.75. 

Brussels Sprouts 


Brussels Sprouts are one of the choicest of the cabbage family. 
The parts used are the buttons, or sprouts, that grow thickly along 
the stem. These are very tender and have as fine a flavor as cauli- 

Culture. Sow in May the same as cabbage or cauliflower, and 
transplant in July a foot apart in the rows, which should be i to 2 
feet apart. They may stand until severe freezing weather, when they 
may be taken up and buried the same as cabbage. 

One ounce will produce about 2,000 plants 
LONG ISLAND STRAIN. A selection of the finest strain grown for 
the New York market. Will endure drought much better than 
foreign stock. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Jilb- 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 


Chives are very hardy perennial members of the onion family. 
They are grown exclusively for their tops, which give a delicate 
flavor when used for seasoning. The roots increase rapidly in any 
garden soil, and should be divided occasionally. Roots only, 25 cts. 
per bunch, postpaid. 

CORN SALAD (Fetticus) 

One ounce will sow 18 square feet, and 6 pounds will sow an acre 
BROAD-LEAVED, LARGE- SEEDED. A delicious salad used 
during the winter and spring as a substitute for lettuce, and also 
cooked and used like spinach. It will mature in six weeks. Sow in 
early spring in drills a foot apart, or for winter use sow in Septem- 
ber and winter over like spinach. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 
20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. or more, 50 cts. 
per lb. 


One ounce will sow 15 square feet 
EXTRA-CURLED (Pepper Grass). Can be grown in any garden. 

Matures in four or five weeks. Make successive plantings. Fine 
flavor; may be cut several times; excellent for garnishing or for 
salad. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts.. lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

UPLAND CRESS, PERENNIAL. Grown same as spinach; flavor 
same as water-cress. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Mlb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. 

TRUE WATER-CRESS. A well-known aquatic water-plant with 
oval leaves, making a delicious and appetizing salad. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 35 cts., Mlb. $1, lb. $3.50. 


Witloof Chicory 

Chicory is a delicious salad, or may be served 
in the same manner as cauliflower. 

Culture. Sow seed in early spring in rows a 
foot apart, and thin plants to 6 inches. To blanch, 
bank up like celery in the latter part of the 
summer. For winter use, the roots may be 
planted in earth in a dark, cool place in the cellar. 
Fine, blanched, crisp leaves are thrown out and, 
when cut, new leaves form. 

One ounce will plant 100 feet of drill 
WITLOOF. This is the salad Chicory, so 

good that it has supplanted all others for 

this purpose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., }4^h. 

40 cts.. lb. Si. 50. 
LARGE-ROOTED, o*" COFFEE. The roots 

are dug in the fall, dried, cut in thin slices, 

roasted and ground, and used as a substitute 

for coffee. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., }i\h. 

30 cts., lb. Si. 

COLLARD (Colewort) 

Culture. Same as for cabbage, or may be 
sown in rows 18 inches apart and thinned to 
6 inches apart. Collard .is a form of cabbage 
used for greens. New leaves form as the old 
ones are pulled off. It may be planted in the 
South where cabbage will not head. It grows to 
a height of from 2 to 4 feet. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., lb. fx. 
One ounce will produce 3,000 plants 



To preserve varieties of which the leaves and stems are used, the 
stems should be cut from the plants just before the blossom appears 
(leaving a few joints at the base to sprout into fresh growth), tied in 
small bunches and hung up to dry. 

All Herbs in large packets at 5 cts. each, except where noted 

ANISE. Seeds aromatic So 

BALM. For culinary purposes 

BORAGE. Used for flavoring 

SWEET BASIL, Broad-leaved 

CARAWAY SEED. For flavoring 

CATNIP (Cat Mint) Pkt. loc. . 

CHERVIL. Used like parsley 

CORIANDER. Seeds aromatic 

DILL. For flavoring vinegar Lb. 75c.. . 

FENNEL, Sweet 

FENNEL, Florence Celery-rooted. Flavor like cel- 
ery Lb. Si. 75 

HOREHOUND Pkt. loc... 

HYSSOP. Medicinal Pkt. loc... 

LAVENDER. For oil and water 

MARIGOLD, Pot. For soups 


ROSEMARY. For seasoning and aromatic oil 

Pkt. IOC. . 

RUE. Has medicinal qualities 

SAFFRON. Medicinal and dyeing 

SAGE. Most used of all herbs Lb. Si. 50. . 

SORREL, Large-leaved. Cultivated for acidity 

SAVORY, Summer. Cuhnary 

SAVORY, Winter. Flavoring 

TANSY. For bitters Pkt. loc... 

THYME, Broad-leaved Lb. S3; pkt. loc. . 

WORMWOOD. For poultry 


(Plants Only) 

The plants are very strong growing, the first season attaining i foot 
in height, and spreading so that a single plant covers a circular space 
3 feet in diameter. The leaves are borne well above the soil, keeping 
them clean; they are very large and of unusual substance, strong in 
flavor, and of superior quality. The plants are perfectly hardy, 
even in New England. It is the most desirable Sage, but never seeds. 
3 plants for 25 cts., 7 plants for 50 cts., 15 plants for $1, sent 
safely, postpaid. 



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Culture. Sow as early in the spring as the ground may be worked, and sow every two 
weeks for succession, up to the first of July. For extra-early Beets for home use the seeds may be 
sown in boxes in February or March, and transplanted when safe. Beets prefer a hght, rich, well- 
drained soil . For winter use the late Beets may be dug after light frost and stored in the cellar. 
Seed should be sown in drills, a foot to 15 inches apart. 

One ounce will sow 60 feet of drill; 5 pounds will sow an acre 

Growers of Beet seed have had another bad year, and prices 
remain high; but mine wiU compare favorably with those 
of others who offer high-grade stock. 

NEW CENTURY BLOOD -RED BEET. This new strain originated ■^ I^^ m<^\/fi tvI 

in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where it has had a wonderful ^^^'^ '-^ V C. L- I 1 \ 

local reputation. It is of the fine, half-long type, but by careful selection for several years 
has developed into a very handsome, blood-red, approaching a globe-shaped. It is brown- 
red throughout in every 
stage of its growth. It is a 
medium- or second-early and 
a wonderfully fine keeper, 
retaining its fine, tender 

Another Short Crop. 

Early Model Bed Globe Beets 


qualities of flesh all through the winter season. In soUdity, fineness 
of flesh and firmness of its bright meat, it is wonderful. It is an ideal 
Beet for household use, and for the market-gardener it is, ^vithout any 
qualification, the best Beet he could possible plant for late fall and 
winter use. If you once buy it, you will want it again owing to its tender- 
cooking qualities. It can be used in all stages of growth, from the verj' 
young Beet until it attains a size of five or six pounds in weight. It will 
keep throughout the winter. The shape and solidity and fine qualities 
of the New Century Blood-Red Beet, with its extra-hea\'y cropping 
qualities, recommend it as a most profitable variety. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
25 cts., i-ilb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. 
EARLY MODEL RED GLOBE. This has an unusually deep, rich blood- 
crimson color, which it retains when cooked, making it valuable for can- 
ning and pickling. The flavor is fine and sweet, and the Beets are of 
uniform shape with a small tap-root — a smooth and large bulb, free from 
rootlets. It is very early and, because of its regular development, can be 
sold when young. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., J^lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.85, post- 
paid; by express, lb. Si. 75, 5 lbs. S7.50. 
NEW FIREBALL. The stock of this is un- 
usually short this year, and I could secure 

only a small part of what I needed. Perfectly globe-shaped and ten days 
to two weeks earlier than Crosby's Egyptian. Its small leaf-stalks and 
tin}' tap-root make it desirable for forcing by market-gardeners and for 
sowing in frames. Skin smooth; flesh solid, fine flavor, intense bright red. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., J^lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
NEW COLUMBLA.. A new dwarf Beet with a flattened, deeply buried 
root; skin almost black and flesh blood-red; almost as early as Extra- 
Early Egyptian. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Hlh. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
RUBY DULCET. Round, almost globe-shaped Beet, with small top and 
tap-root; skin and flesh rich purplish crimson. Fine-grained and tender 
at all times. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Mlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75, postpaid; 
5 lbs. or more, by express, $1.50 per lb. 
DARK STINSON. Dark red; roots average 2}4 inches in diameter, with 
richly colored leaves only 5 inches long; Beets smooth and regular, free 
from woodiness. Fine Beet for the summer market. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Mlb. SO cts., lb. Si. 50. 
I prefer this Beet because of its 
quick growth, e-xcellent quality and tender, ver>- ricli red flesh. It is 
flat, with a small tap-root. 


New Century Blood-Red Beet 

Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 
50 cts., lb. Si.75- 


40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

with small tap-root and crimson skin and flesh. A 
perfect Beet for table use. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 

All your seeds gave splendid results. The Fireball Beet is especially sweet, but I prefer Stokes' Standard 
Main-Crop Beet, as it was fully as early, and I never saw or tasted anything tiicer. — V. W. Rhodes, Utica, N. Y. 

CROSBY'S IMPROVED EGYPTIAN. Stokes' Special Strain. I sell four times as much 
Crosby's Egyptian as I do of any other one kind. This is the most important market-gar- 
deners' and household Beet offered in the entire list. My stock is the best that can be ob- 
tained absolutely true to type, as shown in the picture on this page. It is very early, flat, 
rather than round, of good size, with dark red skin and flesh. Many force it in hotbeds. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., i^lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75- 

ECLIPSE BEET. My strain of this has a great reputation among the Philadelphia market- 
gardeners. It has round-globe-shaped, smooth, blood-red roots with small tops, and is a 
favorite because of its shape and tender and juicy fruit. Pkt. S cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 40 cts., 
lb. Si. 50, postpaid; 5 lbs. or more, by express, Si.35 per lb. 

DETROIT DARK RED. Globe-shaped with blood-red skin and rich, dark flesh; popular for 
canning and market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

EXTRA-EARLY EGYPTIAN. The earhest Beet grown, very desirable for first crop, but 
becomes tough if left in the ground too long. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J-^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.40. 

Crosby's Improved Egyptian Be«t 




All varieties in regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. per pkt. If 

ordered sent by express or freight, deduct 10 cts. per lb. 
FORD'S PERFECTED HAL,F-LONG. Handsome, half-long, 

pointed shape; rich, dark red; very early. Oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 50 cts., 

lb. Si. 50. 

gardeners' Beet around Philadelphia. Very early and sweet; 
ringed red and white. Oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25; s-lb. 
lots, by express, Si. 10 per lb. 

very sweet and tender; skin and flesh deep blood-red; extra early. 
Oz. IS cts., M'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

BASTIAN'S EARLY BLOOD TURNIP. A very early and popular 
sort, with a small top. Oz. 15 cts., }i\b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

BASTIAN'S HALF-LONG. Fine, half-long Beet; excellent keeper; 
smooth, blood-red, late sort. Oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

LONG SMOOTH BLOOD. Large, long, very late; blood-red. Oz. 
IS cts., Mlb. 40 cts., lb. S1.2S. 


Swiss Chard is growing more popular every year; nearly every 
one who tries it likes it immensely. The stalks of the leaves are de- 
licious when cooked in the same way as asparagus. The foliage part 

of the leaves is used the 
same as spinach or beet 
tops; the leaf is as good 
as spinach, and far 
better than beets. They 
may be used all summer 
when Spinach is ".c 
available and as the 
large leaf-stems are 
served in a different way 
the leaves and stalks 
give two distinct dishes 
from the same plant at 
one time. Those who 
have never planted 
Chard before try it once 
and always include it in 
their seed orders after 
that. If you have not 
used Chard, plant a 
packet for trial this 

Culture. No vege- 
table requires less care 
than this and none 
yields better, as it bears 
from July until winter. 
This has given it the 
popular name of "cut- 
and-come-again S p i n- 
ach," new leaves taking 
the place of those cut. 
Sow early in spring in 
rows 16 inches apart, 
and thin out to 6 inches 
apart in the rows. Hoe to 
keep down weeds. 

One ounce of seed will 
sow 50 feet of drill 

quisition. The stalks are thick and broad as rhubarb, and from 
10 to 12 inches long below the leaf. The plant is from 2 to 23^ feet 
high; the leaves are heavily crumpled or savoyed and are very 
crisp and tender. The stalks, too, are delicious. Giant Lucullus 
is by far the best variety of Chard — so good that I have ceased 
to list the other kinds. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^Ib. 35 cts., lb. 
Si. 25; postpaid; by express, lb. Si. 15, S lbs. Ss-SO. 

New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet, 
Giant Lucullus 


These are ideal for use in feeding cattle, sheep and swine. The roots 
grow very large, making a much heavier yield than turnips, and are 
most nutritious and fattening for food during the winter. They largely 
increase the yield of milk in cows. They 
can be grown at a trifling cost. I sell im- 
mense quantities every year to farmers who 
have come to know their merits. 

Culture. All Mangels require a deep 
soil, so have a subsoil at least a foot to 18 
inches deep and apply plenty of rich stable 
manure. Sow in rows a foot 
to 18 inches apart and thin to 
8 inches in the rows. As soon 
as frost occurs dig the crop, 
and if wanted for gradual use 
during the winter, heap them s 
or 6 feet high on a dry, sloping 
situation. As the weather gets 
colder, cover with salt hay or 
cornstalks and later with suffi- 
cient soil to protect from freez- 
ing. By covering gradually all 
danger of heating is removed. 
Five pounds of seed will sow 
an acre 

MANGEL. The picture 
gives an excellent idea of the 
shape of this Mangel-Wurzel, 
which grows largely out of 
the ground so that it is 
harvested easily. Its shape 
prevents it from being 
broken in handling. The 
flesh is red. This is the big- 
gest of all Mangels; its im- 
mense yield causes many to 
call it the "Tons-per-Acre" 
Mangel. Its value for feed 
is unexcelled, because of its high propor- 
tion of succulent material. Single roots 
frequently weigh thirty pounds, and forty 
to sixty tons to the acre is not unusual. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., H^h. 25 cts., lb. 
75 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, lb. 
6s cts., s lbs. (sufficient for one acre). 
$2.7s; 25 lbs. and over, 50 cts. per lb. 

CHIRK CASTLE MANGEL. This is •^^^Ccppr^TATr^Tl 

a very long, heavy Mangel-Wurzel, ^^^^ F T I 

thick and uniform in shape, with very broad shoulders; the flesh 
is deep red, containing less water and more sugar than most other 
Mangels, making it most nutritious and milk-producing. Sheep 
thrive better when fed on it, picking out pieces of it in preference 
to other kinds. It originated in Scotland, where it has produced 
sixty tons to the acre. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., M'b. 2S cts., lb. 
75 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, lb. 65 cts., 5 lbs. (enough 
for one acre), S2.75; 10 lbs. or more, 50 cts. per lb. 

GOLDEN TANKARD MANGEL. A smooth, yellow-fleshed variety, 
with large roots tapering quickly at the bottom, which is quite 
broad, with only a small tap-root. It grows largely above the soil 
and can be grown closely in rows, yielding enormously. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid; by freight or 
express, lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. (enough for one acre), S2.25. 

IHAMMOTH LONG RED MANGEL. Sometimes called Jumbo, 
Norbitan, Giant and Colossal. Extensively grown for stock-feeding. 
Oz. IOC, Mlb. 25c., lb. 7SC., postpaid; by express, lb. 650., 5 lbs. S3. 

GIANT HALF SUGAR ROSE. A cross of the Mammoth Red 
Mangel and Improved Sugar Beet, containing more sugar than 
other Mangels; roots large, long and smooth, and of a beautiful 
light rose-tint; fine quality and a heavy cropper. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 
20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. S2.25. 

sugar. Oz. 10 cts., }4lh. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid; by express, 
lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. S2.25. 

Mangel (Tons 
per Acre 

"STOKES' STANDARDS" are always FRESH. They are from stock grown in 1912; no seed more than one year old 
is used. Every lot of seed is tested for germinating quality; if it does not come up to the highest standard, it is rejected. 


stokes' Earliest Cabbage 

"All-Head Early Cabbage 


One of the earliest large 


Market-gardeners realize the importance of having the best Cabbage seed that can be had, and they do not hesitate to pay a few cents 
more per ounce for quality. To many growers the success or failure of this crop means loss or gain for the year. It is just as important 
to have the best seed in the home-garden, and Cabbage seed is the last seed in the list to buy because it is cheap. Aluch of the cheap 
seed is grown in England, where the climate favors big crops; but, except for a few varieties, it is whollj' unsuited for use in this country. 
The seed I offer is grown by the most experienced planters, from strains which have been improved year after year, and I know they are as 
good as can be had. I take pride in the quality of this stock. Certain varieties, such as the Danish Ballhead, should be grown abroad to 
get the best results, and these kinds I have grown by specialists in Denmark. 

Culture. For the early crop start the seed in hotbeds or coldframes early in the spring, and transplant after danger of frost is 
past. In planting be sure to set the young plants down to the first leaves. If space is lacking, lettuce or radishes may be so\\-n between 
the rows, as it will be out before the Cabbage needs the room. For the fall crop sow early in June, transplant to rows in July. 

One ounce of seed will sow 300 feet of drill ; two ounces sown thinly should provide plants enough for one acre 
STOKES' EARLIEST. The earliest and hardest-headed of all early STOKES' STANDARD 

Cabbages. Ten days earlier than Early Jersey Wakefield, and is 

unsurpassed in quality, beauty and vigor. For more than twenty 

years it has been a leader, and today is the standby of many of my 

best friends. The heads are slightly conical, large, soHd. Pkt 

10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 141b. 85 cts., lb. S3, postpaid. 
headed variety .to come in immediately after Stokes' Earliest. 

It produces hard, conical heads with few outside leaves, which 

are thick and heavy, enabling it to stand cold weather without in- 
jury when carried through the winter 

weather in the open ground in the 

South or in coldframes in the North. 

Pkt. IOC, oz. 30c.,J-4lb. Bsc lb. $3. 
headed Cabbage just as early as the 

Early Jersey Wakefield, and the best 

that can be had where a flat head is 

preferred to a pointed head. It grows 

to good size, with very solid heads and 

short stem. It heads early, so a Cab- 
bage of the finest eating quality and 

market quality can be obtained long 

before it has reached maturity. As it 

has few outside leaves, plants may be 

set closelv together. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 

35 cts., Mlb. Si, lb. S3.50. 
ALL-HEAD EARLY. My strain of 

this is grown on Long Island, and is 

specially selected. All-Head Early is 

one of the best medium-early Cabbages 

on the list. The heads are large and 

flat, uniform in color, form and size, 

with few outside leaves. They can be 

planted closer together than almost 

any other Cabbage. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 

30 cts., J41b. 85 cts., lb. S3- 
NOKOR CABBAGE. A splendid, me- 
dium-early, large, flat-headed Cabbage, 

weighing twelve to fifteen pounds. 

■Very solid with no core. Stands a long 

time without bursting. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 

30 cts., Klb. 8s cts., ib. $3. 

EARLY. A very productive - ~STOKES'STAN DARDj 

Cabbage with a pointed head having a blunt or round peak, hard 
and solid. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., J^lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 
STOKES' STANDARD SJJM.-t0m^Jr-^= ~^^-c,',~-r/,. m r>>A nr\ \ 
MER. An excellent Cabbage I U>\t.:> b 1 AN UAKUI 

for medium-early and main-crop. Sure to head. Medium size, 
fine qualitv. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Hlb. 85 cts.. lb. S3. 

cfbhages! ' mSPECIALfvl 

a week earlier than the Early Summer, 
and coming in shortly after the Wake- 
field. Flat-headed, very compact and 
hardv. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Jilb. 
85 cts., lb. S3. 

Ideal Early and Summer 

Sarly Spring. Round, flat-headed, as 
early as Jersey Wakefield. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 75 cts.. lb. S2.50. 

Charleston, or Large Wakefield. About 
a week later than Jersey Wakefield. 
Pkt. IOC, oz. 2SC., H'b. 75c.. lb. S2.75. 

Early Winnigstadt. Grown from Prus- 
sian Prize Stock; very pointed and 
solid. Pkt. 10 Cts., oz. 25 Cts., ^Ih. 
65 Cts.. lb. S2.25. 

Early Flat Dutch. Sure solid-header. 
Pkt. sc., oz. 25c., i/tlb. 6sc., lb. S2.2S. 

Henderson's Early Summer. Popular 
second-earlv. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 2S cts., 
141b. 7S cts., lb. S2.S0. 

All Seasons O'andergaw). Good early 
or late. Pkt. s cts., oz. 25 cts., Mlb. 
7S cts., lb. 2. so. 

Henderson's Succession. Second-early, 
on style of All Seasons. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., Ulb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

Fottler's Improved Brunswick. "Large, 
solid; fine for early or late. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., Mlb. 60 cts., lb. S2. 

Selected Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage 


Stokes; vegetable ^eeds 


The Danes grow certain varieties of Cabbage far better than we 
can. I personally inspected their crops and studied their varieties, 
and unhesitatingly recommend the varieties listed on this page. 

COPENHAGEN MARKET, New Early •Mg^rjTf^vwp . xvl 

Danish Cabbage. As early as Charles- ^^in<^VC.L-I T | 

ton Wakefield. This is a dandy Cabbage. It is the best new 
Cabbage I have seen in many years, and market-gardeners and 
many retail customers tell me it can't be beaten. The heads are 
very large, weighing 14 to 16 pounds each, with a fine globe shape 
and well-developed outside leaves. I have seen this growing in 
Denmark and I have seen acres of it growing here, and never have 
seen a field of more uniform quality. Almost every plant develops 
a fine, large head and the heads are as uniform as can be. They keep 
well and have fine quality, making them most desirable for both 
home- and market-gardens. It matures much earlier than any 
other Danish Cabbage, and I think this is a fine second-early 
variety, coming in about two weeks later than the Early Jersey 
Wakefield. A really early Danish Cabbage is something that 
every seedsman and gardener has been looking for for years, and 
this is it. Pkt. 10 cts., J^oz. 35 cts., oz. 60 cts., }4^h. Si. 75, lb. $6. 

Professor Meyers, of the Pennsylvania State College, states that 
from plants set out in the field May 11, 5.3 tons of Copenhagen 

Copenhagen Maxket Cabbage 

Market Cabbage per acre were cut on June 22, as compared with only 2 tons of Early Jersey Wakefield, 
set out and cut at the same time and under exactly the same conditions. This says more than I can 
regarding the productiveness of Copenhagen Market. In its "Gardener's Club" department, Nov. 9, 
1912, the Market Grower's Journal pubUshed these reports: 

Copenhagen Market Cabbage did exceedingly well; was earlier than Wakefield and very free from pests. — William C. 
Aiken, Washington. 

Copenhagen Market has larger, rounder heads than the first Jerseys, and is a week earlier than Glory. — L. B. Pickett, 

Copenhagen Cabbage is fine, and I shall grow a lot another season. The heads did not burst, as Danish Ballhead does with 
me. — L. F. Marshall, Pennsylvania. 
DANISH BALLHEAD, The Great Car-lot Cabbage. The big growers who sell Cabbage by the ton 
grow Danish Ballhead because it is a sure header of great solidity and weight, keeps splendidly and 
sells well on any market. The heads are round, hard and heavy, though not extra large, so they can be 
grown in close quarters. Danish Ballhead may be stored in pits until spring with little or no waste. 
My seed is grown especially for me in Denmark. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., }^lb. 75 cts., lb. I2.S0, postpaid; by 
express, 5 lbs. $2.25 per lb. 

DANISH ROUNDHEAD. The picture on the left shows the shape of the Cabbage. Earlier and shorter-stemmed 
than Danish Ballhead. Very round, solid, heavy heads on short, thick stems; larger and heavier than Ball- 
head. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Mlb- 75 cts., lb. S2.75. 
FLAT SWEDISH. Late, with very hard, large, flat heads and bluish green leaves; short stems; good winter keeper. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., i-^lb. 75 cts., lb. I2.50. 
GLORY OF ENKHTJIZEN. Originated in Holland. Produces heavy 
crops; early, large, round, solid, fine-ribbed; tender. Heads ball- 
shaped, few outside leaves. Pkt. loc, oz. 30c., Jalb. 75c., lb. S2.75. 
PE TSAI, or CHINESE CUT. Try this ^9^riJr\\/ct TYI 
novel salad. It resembles Cos lettuce ^^^"^ ^ V L L- I T | 
in appearance and makes very delicate greens for the table, with 
a Cabbage taste. Plant like lettuce. It never fails to thrive and 
I am sure you will like it. Pkt. 10 cts., }4oz. 20 cts., 
oz. 35 cts., Mlb. $1. lb. S3. 

The Cut Cabbage is a prize worth having. — Eli Rothermel, 
North East, Md. 

We like the Chinese Cut Cabbage very much. — Etta Brown , 
Blowing Rock, N. C. 

HARDIANA, Origina- ^ ^NQVLLI Y| 

tor's Stock. My firm was the first to offer this Cab- 
bage to the public. It is dark green, with a slight 
reddish tinge on the ends of the leaves. The heads are hard, solid and very large, often 
weighing from 18 to 25 pounds each. A natural glaze on the surface of the leaves prevents 
almost all damage by worms. My grower, the originator, grew Worm-Proof Hardiana 
alongside of the Late Flat Dutch, planting them the same day. The worms almost ruined 
the Flat Dutch but hardly touched the Hardiana. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35c., >4lb. Si, lb. S3.50. 

Danish Roundhead Cabbage 

Worm-Proof Hardiana Cabbage 

Winners of Prizes in Novelty Seed Contest 

The following have been awarded prizes 
vegetable and flower novelties, sent free: 


J. H. Coombs, Burlington, W. J. 

Bessie L. Whitman, Buffalo, N. Y. 

William W. Foust, Bamegat, N. J. 

M. McNeill, Melbourne, Ontario, Canada. 

John Schneider, California, Ohio 

Emily Forsythe, Media, Pa. 

Ethel Ferrill, Cobden, lU. 

Alec Eeegan, Hillyard, Wash. 

H. N. Follmer, Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Joseph D. Smith, Bowling Green, Ky. 


for raising and correctly naming the greatest number of varieties from a packet of seed of 

Mrs. R. H. Emery, Aldershot, Ontario, Canada. 
Miss Mary Walker, Northumberland, Pa. 
Miss Violet Butcher, Dividing Creek, N. J. 

Jennie Hicks, Madel, Term. 
Mrs. Maud Thompson, Dale, Okla. 
J. R. Laferty, Vineland, N. J. 
Miss Maiy H. Cowles, Amherst, Mass. 
Alton Paris, South Paris, Maine. 
M. A. Wible, Gettysburg, Pa. 
W. W. DeGraw, Springfield, Ohio. 
Mrs. A. Miller, Julian, Cal. 
Lina Bond, Ethel, Miss. 
Mrs. George Buffington, Gratz, Pa. 


Mrs. A. S.'Patterson, Bryson City, N. C. 
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Passmore, Oxford, Pa. 
Chester B. Hathaway, Somerset, Mass. 
J. B. Kendall, Albany, Oregon. 
Mary Woodside, McLoud, Okla. 
Mary L. Balderson, Morrisville, Pa. 
James Simmons, Lancaster, Texas. 
M. F. Metzger, Middletown, Pa. 
John Schmidt, Paducah, Ky. 
Oliver K. Driggs, Vernon, Conn. 
Mrs. Clayton Hartline, Buchanan, Mich. 
Mrs. Daniel King, Pettisville, Ohio. 
Miss Hazel Keller, Stockton, 111. 
Mrs. James Henry, Burk's Falls, Ont., Canada 
Mrs. May DeGrubert, Snow Hill, Md. 

YEAR (see page 27) 


WALTEB^ P STOKES [j 219 Market §fa-eet, PmbADELPHIA,PA^ 

Matchless Late Plat Dutch being cultivated with a No. 75 Planet Jr. 
Two-row, Pivot Wheel, Two-Horse Cultivator, price, $42 




Like all the Stokes' Standards, 
this is a reliable, heavy-bearing variety that I recommend with 
the utmost confidence. It is a fine, large, late, winter-keeping sort, 
with solid heads very frequently weighing twenty to twenty-five 
pounds each. Pkt. lo cts., 02. 30 cts., 341b. 85 cts., lb. $3- 

This is my own matchless strain of ^^^^ * ' i 
the larger Late Flat Dutch type, and is unexcelled in solidity. The 
heads are uniform, handsome and of enormous size; they keep 
splendidly and cannot be beaten for late winter use. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., l^lb. 8s cts., lb. S3. 

LOUDERBACK'S ALL-THE- YEAR- -"afcToVjp^ . a . -»-x^| 
ROUND. For many years, this '"^^^ ' ' ' 

Cabbage, originated by Daniel Louderback, has been the standard 
"early-late" round-headed Cabbage with Philadelphia gardeners. 
The originator frequently got Sio per pound for his seed. It is 
the earliest Drumhead Cabbage in cultivation, and is equally good 
for early, second and third early, intermediate and late crops. 
The heads are large, compact and solid at all seasons. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., Mlb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

NEW VOLGA. Southern planters use this for the early spring 
market and northern planters for the early fall trade. The plants 
grow low, with spreading, saucer-like outer leaves which catch 
light rains or heavy dews to nourish the stalk. It makes a very 
rapid growth but does not burst at maturity. The leaves are 
light grayish green, very attractive. The heads are 10 to 12 inches 
in diameter, hardy, solid and very heavy. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 
i^lb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

SURE-IffiAD. Original seed. A sweet-flavored Cabbage that keeps 
well and is good for home use or shipping. Heads of the Flat Dutch 
type, weighing from ten to fifteen pounds each; uniform and 
solid. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., }ilh. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 

SHORT- STEM DRUMHEAD. Ripens earlier than the old late 
Drumhead. Stems are short, and there is little outer foHage so 
they can be planted closely together. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
Mlb. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 

PREMIUM FLAT DUTCH. A favorite for the winter market. An 
improved strain of the large Late Flat Dutch, grown for the main 
crop. Keeps wonderfully well. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 
75 cts ., lb . S2.50. 

HARD-HEADING SAVOY. Savoy Cabbages have curled or crum- 
pled leaves and are very attractive. My seed is grown in America 
and gives excellent results, producing large, solid and tender 
heads, possessing the rich flavor of cauliflower. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
25 cts., J:tlb. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 

MAMMOTH RED ROCK. A sure-heading, tender, solid red 
Cabbage, valuable for pickling as well as for ordinary use. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., J4lb. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 

For prices of Cabbage Plants, see page 35 



Cauliflower produces little seed, and the seed is the most expensive 
vegetable seed in the entire list. I pay twice as much for the best 
seed, grown especially for me, as I would have to pay for ordinary 
Cauliflower, and my customers can depend on getting the best 
crops from my seed. 

Culture. Cauliflower requires about the same cultivation as 
cabbage. For spring crops sow the seed in hotbeds early in February, 
transplanting early to the garden in April. For the main or fall 
crop sow seed in June and set out plants the latter part of July. When 
the heads begin to form the outside leaves may be brought together 
and tied over them, keeping the heads white and tender. 
One ounce will produce about 1,500 plants and sow about 40 sq. ft. 
large, snow-white heads, 9 to 
12 inches in diameter. Early, close growing and compact, weigh- 
ing more than other heads of equal size. Plants make a strong 
growth and are remarkable for their uniformity in giving fine heads. 
Pkt. 25 cts., ^oz. S1.65, oz. S3, 141b. Sio. 
EARLY ALABASTER. My sales of ,»r^rf^-= - r- ~ . . _.-| 
this have been increasing rapidly year ^^ ^o Hb.vJ I /\L 1 T | 
by year. It is not only one of the earliest and quickest-growing 
Cauliflowers, but it grows to large size and is handsome in every 
way. The stem and outer leaves are short. Every plant forms a 
large, solid, perfect head of the finest quality — it is an absolutely 
sure header. Pkt. 25 cts.. 5 pkts. Si, y-toz. Si. 65, oz. S3, J4lb. Sio. 
DANISH DRY WEATHER. This is the Cauliflower for growing 
away from water. It is well known that Cauliflower thrives best 
near water and, because of this. Long Island and the Puget Sound 
country are the greatest Cauliflower sections in America. The 
Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower is a strain that is particularly 
adapted for growing away from water, succeeding where others 
will fail. It can even be grown in some dry states, as Arizona, 
where the Agricultural Experiment Station commends it highly. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si, I4OZ. Si. 65, oz. S3, H^h. Sio. 
EARLY SNOWBALL. Extra-fine stock. This is the best strain of 
Snowball for forcing under glass during the winter or early spring, 
or for planting later in the early ground. It is extra early and makes 
a fine, solid head of medium size. Pkt. 20 cts., i^oz. $1.25, oz. 
S2.2S, Mlb. S7. 

EXTRA-EARLY PARIS. In my tests it produced first-class heads 

of medium size a little ahead of anything else. Pkt. 10 cts., Vzoz. 

45 cts., oz. 75 cts., i-4lb. S2. 
LENORMAND SHORT-STEM. Late, white, firm and very large. 

Pkt. 10 cts., Vzoz. 45 cts., oz. 75 cts., 341b. S2. 
VEITCH'S AUTUMN GIANT. Broad, vigorous leaves protect the 

heads so they need no tying up. Heads large and solid; late. Pkt. 

10 cts., l-ioz. 30 cts., oz. 50 cts., J4lb. Si. 50. 

Early Alabaster Cauliflower 


llf'^jfljpCE^*'''^^ vegetable' ^§EEDS 

stokes' Nofault Giant Self-blanching Celery 


Culture. Sow in coldframe early, transplant once in frame, and 
set in trenches outdoors, early in July in the North, later in the 
South. For main crop, start plants in open ground. Hill up to blanch. 

One ounce of seed will produce about 2,500 plants 

larger than White Plume; as large as Golden Self-blanching. 

Solid and of excellent flavor. Grows 6 to 8 inches above White 

Plume. It originated in a block of Giant Pascal and has the Pascal 

size and quality, but is self-blanching. Pkt. 10 cts., J^oz- 25 cts., 

oz. so cts., 141b. Si. 50, lb. $5. 

The Nofault Giant Self -blanching Celery proves to be all its name signifies. 

F. P. Avery, Tunkhannock, Pa., November 7, 1912. 

market ten days to two weeks earlier than any other strain. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 35 cts., }4lh. $1, lb. I3.50. 

Yottr Myers' Quick-growing White Plume I found to be the finest I evtr 

grew. Those who bought plants tell me it was the finest White Plume Celery 
they ever grew. Miles Rough, Plainfield, N. J. 


BLANCHING. This is the most KC.^ I/\L I Y[ 

valuable of all Celeries for either the amateur or for market- 
gardeners. All other strains have proven pithy and unreliable. 
I sell only French-grown seed of this specialty, in which great care 
is given to the selection of the rich color and solid shape. Stokes' 
Paris Golden Self-blanching Celery is, I believe, the very finest 
that is offered in the trade. It is very early, entirely self-blanching, 
crisp, solid and nutty, with large, beautiful golden-yellow hearts. 
The French crop is very short again this year, so prices are 
higher than usual. Pkt. 20 cts., J-^oz. $1.10, oz. $2, ^Ih. $6.50. 

GOLDEN SELF-BLANCHING, American - grown seed. Pkt. 
15 cts., 3^oz. 6s cts., oz. I1.2S, Ji'lb. S3. so, lb. S12. 

SILVER SELF-BLANCHING. This combines the good qualities 
of Golden Self-blanching and White Plume, with the robust, com- 
pact habit, immense, solid heart and crispness of the Golden Self- 
blanching, and the beautiful silvery foliage of the White Plume. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., J^lb. $1.25, lb. $4. 

ENGLISH RED CELERY. The English use the red and pink sorts 
very largely, as they excel in crispness, fine nutty flavor, and, for 
the table, are Celery perfection. I want all of my customers to 
try them, as their quality appeals to everyone. The two sorts offered 
below are the very best to be obtained. 

Pkt. IS cts., oz. 40 cts., Mlb. Si.2S. 

'12^l¥'seI''f^bI^c^h^ -mSTOKES-STANDARDl 

ING. Almost solid heart. Splendid self-blanching sort, easily 
and quickly blanched for fall or early winter use. Pkt. 15 cts., 
3^oz. 7S cts., oz. Si. so, Mlb. S5. 

'^.^i^^t^eI;. tZtll^T " ^STOKES-STANDARDl 

vor, with close, compact head; beautiful creamy yellow-white when 
blanched. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 2S cts., J^lb. 75 cts., lb. S2.S0. 
STOKES' WINTER QUEEN. Valuable for late winter and spring 
use. Stouter, thicker and heavier, with double the amount of 
hearts of other sorts. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25c., 34lb. 7sc., lb. $2.50. 

Boston Market. White, crisp and Pkt. Oz. Ulh. Lb. 

solid; very dwarf, tender $0 10 $0 25 So 6s S2 50 

Giant Pascal. Large, crisp and nutty. 10 20 so 2 00 

Golden Heart. Large, solid 10 20 so 2 00 

Perfection Heartwell. Large heart, 

superior quality ; excellent for winter. 10 20 so 2 00 
Schumacker. Immense, solid, crisp; 

golden yellow heart 10 20 50 2 00 

Giant White Solid. Tall, large; solid. os 20 50 2 00 

CELERIAC (Turnip-Rooted Celery) 

Grown for bulbous roots. Sow thinly in drills. 
SMOOTH PRAGUE. Extra large, tender and productive. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. IS cts., Jilb. 40 cts., lb. S1.50. 


large Celery garden. Price, SiS-50. 
CELERY PAPER. Used by large growers for blanching Celery. 

Easy to use, clean and effective. Rolls, 3 feet wide, 70 cts. per roll 

of 500 square feet, 10 rolls for 16. so, S30 per ton. 


CuLTTJRE. Sow in hotbed early; transplant when 2 inches high to 
small pots, and, after settled weather, remove to open ground in 
rows 3 feet apart and 2 feet apart in row. 

One ounce will produce about 1,000 plants 

nS?' im%^rt^^fHet>^ - mSTOKES'STANDARDi 

early and very prolific. Fruit beautifullj' formed, purplish black 
and of excellent quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Mlb. Si. 10, lb. S4. 
EARLY BLACK BEAUTY. Rich, glossy black, smooth and per- 
fectly shaped; desirable for market. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Mlb. 
Si. 10, lb. S4. 

from thorns. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Mlb- 5i> lb. S3. 50. 

Early Black Beauty Eggplant 



New Mammoth White Cory. 





Larger than White Corj'; 






white cob So 


$0 30 

$0 20 



$4 25 

Early Minnesota. Nearly as 

early as Cory ; dwarf ; ears w-hite. 






4 00 

New Early Champion. Ripens 

ahead of Crosby; large ears.. . . 






4 25 

Kendel's Early Giant. Large; 






4 25 

Crosby's Extra-Early. Fair- 






4 00 




Culture. The first planting may be made from May i to lo, planting early, midseason and late varieties at the same time, to give 
succession from the first crop until October, or the same varieties ma}' be planted at intervals of two weeks until the middle "of July. Plant 
in hills 3 feet apart each way, with five or six kernels in the hill, for standard sorts. The dwarf varieties may be set in drills 3 feet apart, 
with the plants 8 to 12 inches apart in the row. The ground should be made rich and kept hoed constantly. 

One quart will plant 200 hills; one peck will plant one acre 


FLORACROFT BEAUTY. A very early Corn, with large ears of 
great quality. The ears are from 6 to 7 inches long, with ten to 
twelve rows of good-sized, deep grains, tender and juicy, with a 
rich, sweet flavor. Stalks 5 to 6 feet 
high, vnth long blades and generally 
two good ears to a stalk. Pkt. 10 cts., 
Hpt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts., postpaid; by 
'express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., 4 qts. 
85 cts., pk. Si. 50. 


Very early, but not dwarf like some 
extra-early sorts. Fine quality, good- 
sized ear and excellent flavor. Pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 20 cts., postpaid; by express, 
qt. 20 cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1.20. 

Stokes' Standard Earliest Sugar Corn is the 
sweetest early Corn we have ever had. Now 
(July i) we have been enjoying it for some 
time. — ^J. A. Roberts, Malvern, Pa. 

GOLDENROD. Yellow; beautifully col- 
ored hybrid resulting from a cross 
between Stowell's Evergreen and Gol- 
den Bantam. Matures from sixty to 
seventy days from planting, ears 8 to 
10 inches long, with twelve rows of 
deep, tender, delicious kernels. Pkt. 10 
cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 
cts., ^pk. Si. 20, pk. $2. 

GOLDEN BANTAM. Early; ears 5 to 6 

inches long, with eight rows of broad, 
yellow grains. Excellent for the home- 
garden, but not suitable for market, 
as the color gives it the appearance of 
being old. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., 
qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 
30 cts.. }ipk. 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

PEEP-O'DAY. Stalks grow 3^ feet 
high, and bear from two to five ears 
each. Ears small and filled with 
tender, pure white kernels. Pkt. 10 
cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 25c., pk. Si. 25, bus. S4.S0. 
planted very early and seed will not rot. Stalks 5 feet high, mostly 
bearing two well-developed ears of extra quality. Good early mar- 
j ket sort. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., postpaid; by express 
or freight, qt. 25 cts., J^pk. 75 cts., pk. Si. 25. 
SNOW CREAM TABLE CORN. Beautiful, snow-white ears 7 to 
8 inches long, filled to the tip with twelve to fourteen rows of broad, 
attractive grains. Will produce more salable ears than any other 
variety. Snow Cream is tender and handsome, ver>' prolific, with 
two or three ears to the stalk and is a strong grower. An excel- 
lent market sort. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.25. 

Your Stiow Cream Corn was ready July J, and very fine. — Mrs. G. W. 
HoLLOWAY, Salisburj'. Md. 
BURLINGTON HYBRID. Recommended for market only. Comes 
in with Adams' Early, but has attractive ears more than double 
the length. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press, qt. 20 cts., pk. Si. 10, bus. S4. 
WHITE MEXICAN. Everyone who has grown the Black Mexican 
Sweet Corn remembers its delicious sweetness and fine flavor. 
This is just the same except that it is pure white. Four to six 
days earlier than Early Cory, and fully as early as the Golden 
Bantam. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid; by express, 
pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., J^pk. 80 cts., pk. Si. 40. 
Large packet of any of the following varieties, 10 cts., postpaid 

Adams' Extra-Early. Not Pt 

Sugar Corn; small ears; earlySo 20 
Early Cory. (Red Cob.) Early 
variety; fair-sized ears 20 




So 30 So 20 
, 30 20 




I 10 4 00 


the distinct characteristic of 
two ears 

to the stalk. It is the result of seven 
years of improvement. In 1906 the 
originator crossed StoweU s Evergreen 
and a local variety of similar type. 
In 1909 there was a slight infusion of 
an early Corn. By careful selection 
each year, he de\eloped a second- 
early Corn and a main-season 
Com in one. Double Barreled 
Best's chief characteristic is the 
large, thick ears, with two good ears 
on a stalk. The grower, who raises 
from fifteen to twenty acres of Sugar 
Corn for market each year, has tested 
many kinds and this beats them all, 
commanding a fancy price on the 
market. In cutting for market he cuts 
the tops off the stalks that have two 
big thick ears properly set on a me- 
dium-sized stalk. Pkt. 10 cts., Hpt- 
20 cts., pt. 30 cts., postpaid; by express, pt. 20c, qt. 35c., pk. S2. 

"l&^o!^-EiS^?.°A^e^ -^STOKES'STANMia 

later than Stokes' Earliest. Large ear vAth ten or twelve rows of 
sweet, tender grains. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., postpaid; by express, 
qt. 20 cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. Si. 20. 

Large packet of any of the following varieties, 10 cts., postpaid 

Double-barreled Best 

Potter's Excelsior, or Squan- Pt. 

tum. Ears large So 20 

Shakers' Early. Large, white. 20 

Stabler's Early. Grains deep. 20 
Early Evergreen. As large as 

Stowell's; ten days earlier 20 

Early Mammoth, or Asylum. 20 







So 20 

Si 10 

$4 25 



I 25 

4 50 



I 25 

4 50 



I 10 

4 25 



I 10 

4 25 



MAIN- CROP. A fine, large- 
eared, late Sugar Corn, very tender and sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
20 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 20 cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. Si. 20. 

COUNTRY GENTLEMAN. This is the Com I like best. It cannot 
be beaten for quality. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., post- 
paid; by express, qt. 25 cts., pk. Si. 25, bus. S4.50. 
Large packed of any of the following varieties, 10 cts., postpaid 


Zigzag Evergreen. Good- 
sized, sweet ears So 

Shoe Peg, or Ne Plus Ultra. 

Small; irregular rows 20 

Stowell's Evergreen. Original. 20 
Black Mexican. Black grains. . 20 
Late Mammoth. The largest 
ear of all; rich and sweet 20 


Pt. Q 







So 25 

$1 10 

S4 50 



I 25 

4 50 



I 10 

4 00 



I 25 

4 SO 



I 25 

4 SO 



stokes' Perfection White Spine Cucumber. Ideal for slicing; most profitable for market. The best I ever saw 


Culture. For general use, sow in open ground as soon as weather is sufficiently settled. Plant in hills 4 feet apart each way, putting 
a shovel of well-rotted manure in each hill. For pickles, sow from the middle of June to the first week in July. If wanted very early, sow 
two or three seeds in a 4-inch pot and transplant to open ground when danger of frost is past. 

One ounce of seed will plant about 50 hills; 2 pounds will plant an acre 


SPINE. This is Cucumber per- 
fection, sure. It is quite early, enormously prolific and yields uni- 
formly long, symmetrical, very deep green, firm fruits and 
maintains this dark color longer in the field than any other 
variety I have ever tested. It is good for slicing, flesh being fine- 
grained and of the most refreshing and delightful flavor. Either 
for the home-garden or for market this variety is without a fault. 
The strain has been improved each year, seed being selected con- 
stantly from the specimens that retained their color the longest. 
This careful selection has never been neglected, and this year's 
seed is better than ever. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., J^lb. 50 cts., lb. 
$1.50, postpaid; by express, lb. Si. 40, 5 lbs. ^6.25. 

green than the old variety. My seed is specially selected from the 
greenhouse-grown stock and forces perfectly. The fruits are even 
in size, regular in form and very dark in color, with a few little 
spines showing at the blossom end. For forcing it is the best I 
have ev-er had. Pkt. 20 cts., oz. 50 cts., J^^lb. Si. 50, lb. $S- 

the eastern pickle-growers. Fruits average 4 to 6 inches long, 
when large enough for slicing, and are of excellent quality. For 
producing medium-sized pickles this is unexcelled. The vines make 
a strong growth, and, if the fruits are kept gathered, will continue 
bearing throughout a long season. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J-4lb. 
30 cts., lb. 90 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $3.75. 

•'EARLIEST OF ALL." The earliest Cucumber of the White 
Spine type. Fruit of fine quality; attractive dark green. For pick- 
ling it produces fruits which are straight, square-ended and very 
firm. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb- 35 cts., lb. $1.20, postpaid; 
by express, s lbs. $$■ 


white, crisp, tender and su- ^^STOK-ES STAN DARDI 

perb, with small seeds. Early and prolific, producing great quan- 
tities of beautifully symmetrical fruit. Dark green, shading lighter 
toward the tip. Pkt. s cts., 02. 15 cts., 3^4lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

LONG GREEN. Selected strain. The small fruits are used foi 
pickling and the large make fine sweet pickles. Fruit about 12 
inches long, firm and crisp. My strain produces Cucumbers of 
uniform size, with the large warts and spines well distributed over 
the surface instead of being clustered at one end, as in inferior 
stock. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid; by 
express, lb. Si. 15, 5 lbs. S5.50. 

PERFECTED JERSEY PICKLE. This variety originated in the 
great pickle-growing district in Burlington County, New Jersey, 
and is the leading variety there. Its color is splendid for vinegar 
pickles. It produces Cucumbers uniform in size, with thin skin, 
white flesh and few seeds, very crisp and tender. It is everbearing. 
Where the largest quantity of pickles is desired, the fruit should 
be gathered while small as, if they are left to grow large, they 
check the productiveness of the vine. My seed is carefully selected 
and produces very uniform fruits. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 
30 cts., lb. fx. 10, postpaid; by express, lb. $1, 5 lbs. S4.50. 

20th CENTURY. Of late years the de- ^;^^f^r\\/c I tVI 
mand of Cucumbers has been calling ^^^1^ V.J V t L I 1 \ 

for a longer variety, and growers are willing to pay more for these. 
In the new 20th Century, length has been attained without in any 
way sacrificing other good qualities. Two Cucumbers will extend 
across the top of the usual bushel crate, making sixteen to the 
layer. They are very prolific, with long, dark, firm fruits running 
very dose to type. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 35 cts., I4^h. $1, lb. S3. 50. 

KLONDIKE. This hybrid of the White Spine type holds its rich 
dark green color longer than most kinds. The shipping size averages 
from 6 to 7 inches long with square ends, and is about 2 inches 
thick. It is extremely early, very productive, hardy and unexcelled 
in color, just the right size for a slicing Cucumber. Firm when 
small; good for pickles. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Jilb. 40 cts., lb. 
Si. 20, postpaid; by express, lb. Si. 10, 5 lbs. S5, 10 lbs. Sp. 

DAVIS PERFECT. Long and slim, sometimes a foot in length. 
Rich, dark, glossy green, retaining color until nearly ripe, when 
it turns white without a sign of yellow. When grown outdoors 
resembles a hothouse Cucumber so closely that dealers cannot tell 
the difference. Excellent for forcing. Unsurpassed for the table, 
almost seedless for one-third of its length, and seeds when in slicing 
condition are so small and tender that they are hardly noticeable. 
Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 20, postpaid; by ex- 
press, lb., s lbs. S5, 10 lbs. S9. 

NEW LEMON. Nearly round, with yellow and green markings, and 
smooth skin like a lemon. Customers who grow it say they prefer 
it to any other variety. The flesh is tender, crisp and sweet. 
The fruits are from 2 to 3 inches in diameter, and they should be 
used just as they are turning yellow. For pickling either when green 
or ripe they are unexcelled. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

EVERGREEN WHITE SPINE. Very dark green, retaining color in 
all stages of growth. Fruit medium size, thick. Oz. 10 cts., M'b. 
30 cts., lb. Si. 


young and continue bearing for weeks. Pickles are just the right 
shape. One of the best. Pkt. 10 cts., }-4\h. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

WEST INDIA GHERKIN, or BUR. Grown for pickles only; must 
be used when young. Very small, oval, prickly fruits, best for little 
pickles. Pkt. 10 cts.. oz. 20 cts., H^b. 50 cts. 

20th Century Cucumber 


Big Boston 

Stokes' Bigger Big Boston 

Big Boston 


Culture. For early summer use sow seed in hotbeds or flats in February or March and transplant to other flats as seedlings grow, 
sowing every two weeks for succession. After hardening the plants set in open ground when safe, in rows 2 feet apart and 8 to 12 inches 
apart in the rows. For winter use sow in August and transplant to frames; for this purpose the small heading varieties such as May King 
are best. Lettuce should have rich soil, frequent cultivation and an occasional stimulant such as hquid manure or nitrate of soda to 
reach its perfection. 

One ounce will grow 3,000 plants or sow 100 feet of drill 



Boston Lettuce has long and justly 
been the most popular variety for all sections of the country, 
either for open-ground use for summer and fall, or for planting in 
frames for early spring. The new strain which we offer now, 
while retaining all of the good qualities of the old type, grows very 
much larger in size, fully one-half again as large. I recommend 
this variety most highly not only for the private home-garden, but 
particularly to my market-garden trade which desire a big, hard, 
yet crisp and tender Cabbage Lettuce. It will be a winner in any 
market and can absolutely be depended upon to produce splendid 
results. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., }ilh. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 

FRENCH UNRIVALED CABBAGE »'m^rr77 <\,ei t-xxI 

LETTUCE. This grand new Lettuce ^^ ^lMvJVC.LI Y[ 

is one of the sorts that are always sure to head. It is of the very 
finest quality with tender, beautifully crumpled leaves. It forms 
a good, solid head by the time it is half grown, and has no tinge 
whatever of the copper-colored leaf. This would make it an ideal 
sort for market or for forcing either in frames or under glass. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Mlb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

HEAD. Productive; large. 


buttery head, tender and beautiful for either summer or fall use or 
for frames in the spring. Rich and buttery, well blanched and mild 
in flavor. Can be used longer than most kinds. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
20 cts., 141b. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Slokes' Standard Head Lettuce is a fine eating Lettuce, with no bitter taste, 
even in the hottest weather, and to resist hot weather it is the best I have ever 
tried. — Herman Schmidt, Jr., James River, Virginia. 
• We were very much pleased with your Stokes' Standard Lettuce, which was 
the finest I ever saw. We were never able to raise head Lettuce before. — Miss 
' Pearl Welner, Gray's Landing, Pennsylvania. 

ALL SEASONS. A splendid hot- weather Lettuce; one of the best 
for summer use. Light grayish green, with inner leaves beautifully 
blanched, thick and buttery. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 50 cts., 
lb. $1.50. 

STRAWBERRY. The outside leaves "^^^fTp^vFTTYl 

are dark reddish brown, but the solid ^^^'^ ^ V C I- I T I 

head has a decided pink color and, when dressed with oil for the 
table, resembles crushed strawberries — hence the name. The 
French prefer this Lettuce, which forms a medium-sized head, very 
fine with a delicious, crisp, buttery flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
J-4lb. 60 cts. 

STOKES' BIG BOSTON. The most •■a^flF pp/- 1 a ■ tv I 

popular Lettuce known, both for open- ^^^^^ I^^L I 1 | 

ground and greenhouse culture. Produces large, fine, yellow heads, 
crisp, tender and sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., yilh. 60 cts., 
lb. $2. 

MAMMOTH SALAMANDER. Compact, tender heads, double the 
size of the popular old Salamander. A favorite in the markets. 
Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., }^lh. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

EARLY MAY KING. One of the best for early spring planting; 
stands cold, damp weather. Heads 6 to 7 inches in diameter; outer 
leaves tinged with brown, inner clear bright golden with rich, 
oily flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., M'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

sons Lettuce. Stands great heat with 


out shooting to seed. Large, round, solid, light green head. Leaves 
heavy, crinkled, of fine quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., J^lb. 
50 cts., lb. Si.7S- 

SENSATION. Forms its heads ver>' early and can be marketed 
when half grown. Very light yellowish green, of finest quality, 
and stands well as a summer Lettuce. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Mlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

HORNBERGER'S DUTCH BUTTER. Improvement on Dutch 
Butter; private stock. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 34lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

"/ have tested nearly all varieties of Tomatoes offered in the leading catalogues 
and can say thai for this country 'Bonny Best ' is far in the lead for an early, prof- 
itable market variety." — Wm. H. Parker, Fort Worth, Texas. 



SALAMANDER. Fine, compact heads, which resist 
summer heat admirably. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 
40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

DEACON. A large solid cabbage Lettuce for summer; 
heads light green outside. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb- 
40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

some heads of superior quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
yilb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

KET. A well-known forcing sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
l/ilh. 40 cts., lb. S1.50. 

STOKES' HOTHOUSE. Double the size of Tennis Ball; 
never rots. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Mlb. 75 cts., lb. 

fine for forcing or open ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
i^lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 


These do not form thickly folded heads, but make a 
close, compact bunch of leaves, and attain large size when 
properly thinned and cultivated. They are planted largely 
for early spring supplies. These are the "curly" Lettuces 
of the old-time garden, 

lustration shows the form 
of this Lettuce perfectly 


It is of fine quality, and usefu' 
either for growing outdoors or for forcing in frames in 

Grand Eapids Lettuce " 


New Morse Lettuce 

greenhouses. The growth is large, compact, and the leaves are finely cut and of a 
beautiful yellowish green. It grows rapidly and is the popular market-garden leaf Let- 
tuce in all sections, being free from rot and standing shipping well. The plants may 
be set 6 X 8 inches apart. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Jilb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

Sejtd one pound of Grand Rapids Letluce Seed. What we had was excellent last season; never had 
bigger and better Lettuce. — H. E. & C. \V. Krebs, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Send me two pounds Grand Rapids Lettuce. I want this for forcing. That which we got of you last 
season was very fine. — H. D. Rohrer, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. September 24, 1912. 

light green, crisp, tender leaves. Very early and 
popular everywhere it is grown. A good variety for both home- and market- garden. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., J41b. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

BLACK-SEEDED SIMPSON. May be planted outdoors very early, and is good for the 
amateur who does not transplant or thin his crop. Leaves thin, tender, large and very 
light green. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 
NEW MORSE. I have grown this most carefully and improve the strain every year. It 
is valuable for forcing under glass, and the quality cannot be surpassed by any loose- 
leaved sort. The leaves are beautifully wrinkled, bright green outside, blanching to a 
light yellow inside. Splendid for both early and summer use. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
ViXh. so cts., lb. Si. 50. 
curled sort, fine for cutting. 
IS cts., J^lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Pkt. S cts,. oz. 


Cos Lettuce grows distinctly upright like celery, and is valuable for its mild flavor and crispness 
during the summer. The leaves should be tied up for a few days, in order to blanch them. Cos Lettuce 
is very popular in Europe. It may be eaten like celery, dipped in salt, or with an oil-dressing used to 
make the celebrated Salad Romaine. 

TRIANON COS. The most crisp and tender of all Lettuce. Much better than Empress and Paris 
White Cos. Large pkt. S cts., oz. is cts., Mlb. so cts., lb. 


These form heads of closely folded leaves, but the leaves are entirely distinct in texture of foliage, 
being crumpled, crisp and tender, almost brittle, and mild in flavor. 

GIANT GLACIER. Large, light green heads, 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Crumpled like a Savoy 

cabbage. Inside white and tender. One of the best to endure heat and drought. Pkt. s cts., 

oz. 15 cts., 341b. so cts., lb. Si. so. 
ICEBERG. Head solid, with large white ribs, and leaves curling strongly to the center, blanching it 

thoroughly. Always crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. is cts., )4lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. so. 
HANSON. The standard crisp-headed Lettuce. Outside leaves shining green, inside almost w'hite. 

Hard, globe-shaped head, very solid and mild. One of the finest for midsummer market. Pkt. 

S cts., oz. 15 cts., J^'lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Your "Bonny Best Early" Tomato cannot be beat for this locality. I sold my first ones at $6 per bushel wholesale 
here at home. — H. F. Siegmund, Austin, Texas. 

Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce 




Culture. For early crop sow as early as the ground 
can be worked; for winter crop, early in August, in 
rows 14 inches apart. Thin out to 5 to 6 in. Hoe often. 
One ounce will sow about 125 feet of drill; four 
pounds will sow an acre 

All varieties in regular large-sized packets at 10 cts. each, post- 
paid. Deduct 10 cts. per pound from prices if ordered sent by 
freight or express, when express price is not given. 

STOKES' STANDARD. A OTz-M^trc-'o-rA m r'tA r>r\ l 

beautiful stump-rooted Carrot ^M ko I U>\Lb 5 lAINUAKUl 

of rich dark orange-color, and of excellent quality, sweet, crisp and 
tender. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Mlb- 7° cts., lb. $2.50. 

/ sold from Stokes' Standard Seed, on ordinary ground, 12 feet less than 
one-fourth of an acre, 213 bushels of first-class Carrots. They grew large and 
perfect. Different parlies that saw them said they were the finest they ever saw. 
— Edwin Winnie. Waterloo, N. Y. 

RUBICON HALF-LONG ORANGE. Earlier than Danvers and 
heavier and thicker, making it more productive. Rich orange-red, 
with short, fine leaves. Produces from 30 to 40 tons to the acre 
under good culture. Oz. 25 cts., i^lb. 70 cts., lb. S2.50, postpaid; 
by express, 5 lbs. or more, $2.25 per lb. 

DANVERS HALF-LONG. Will grow in any soil. Rich orange- 
color, stump-rooted, smooth and handsome, of superior quality.' 
One of the most popular. Oz. 15c., Mlb- 50c., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

NICHOL'S LONG ORANGE. Much earlier than the old Long 
Orange, with shorter top; color deep golden orange when young, 
shading to deep orange-red when fully grown. Oz. 15 cts., Jjlb. 
50 cts., lb. Si. 50, postpaid; by freight or express, 5 lbs. and over. 
Si. 35 per lb. 

liest, small, round, forcing Carrot. Oz. 25 cts., Jilb. 65 cts., lb. 
S2.25, postpaid. 

OXHEART, GUERANDE. Early, short, thick, very smooth and 

handsome. Oz. 15 cts., li\h. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50, postpaid. 

Fine quality. Oz. 20 cts., J4lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75, postpaid. 
NEW FRENCH MARKET. (French seed.) Fine deep orange- 
color; beautiful, smooth, distinct, half-long shape, free from core. 

Heavy cropper and a great keeper. Oz. 20 cts., }i\h. 60 cts., lb. 

S2, postpaid; bv express, in s-Ib. lots, $1.75 per lb. 
CHANTENAY (Stump-rooted). Similar to the old French Nantes 

Carrot. Oz. 20 cts., 'lib. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75, postpaid; by express, 

5 lbs. and over, Si. 60 per lb. 

late; thick and smooth. Oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50, postpaid; 

by express. 5 lbs. and over. Si. 35 per lb. 
LARGE YELLOW BELGIAN. Different from above in color; a 

fine late keeper. Oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50, postpaid. 



Culture. Sow in drills a foot apart and thin or transplant to a 
foot apart in the rows. Blanch with leaves or straw. 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill 
FRENCH. Popular for greens and salads. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 

'41b. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
IMPROVED THICK-LEAVED. \'erv early spring salad. Excellent 

flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., ^^Ib. Si. 25, lb. $4. 

Culture. Endive is a salad vegetable for fall and winter use. Sow 
in June, July and August, thinning to 8 inches apart. When leaves 
are 6 to 8 inches long, tie up to blanch them. In fall take up with ball 
of earth and place in frame or cellar for use. 

One ounce wUl sow 150 feet of drill and produce about 3,000 plants 
MAMMOTH GREEN CURLED. Leaves crisp, tufty and full; 

midrib pure white, with large, tender, white heart. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 15 cts., }4lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
GIANT FRINGE, or OYSTER. Handsome, with large white 

heart and broad stems. Beautifully curled leaves fine for decorative 

purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
EVER- WHITE CURLED. Leaves almost white, large and crisp; 

midrib yellow. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J'4lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
BROAD-LEAVED (EscaroUe). Large and sweet. Leaves broad and 

nearly plain. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 


Culture. Plant young roots or sets with upper end 3 inches below 
the surface. Ordinary Horse-radish will produce good roots in one 
season. Roots 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 100, postpaid; by express, 
50 cts. per 100, S3 per 1,000. 

MALENER KREN. New Horse-radish from Bohemia, introduced 
by the Department of Agriculture. Larger, sweeter and superior 
in quality to the common sort; grows more rapidly and has bigger 
roots, as white as parsnips. Small roots. 30 cts. per doz.. Si. 50 per 
100, postpaid; by express. Si per 100, S4.50 for 500, S8 per 1,000. 


Culture. Same as cabbage. For fall use sow from May to June; 
for winter use, in August and September. Plants will keep over winter 
if covered. Kale makes excellent greens and is improved by frost. 
IMPERIAL, or LONG-STANDING. Beautifully curled and 

crimped. Bright green; very attractive. Height 2 feet. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^ilb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
SIBERIAN CURLED (German Greens). A little larger and coarser 

than Imperial, but of fine quality; bluish green. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 

10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
DWARF GREEN CURLED SCOTCH. Seldom more than 18 

inches high. Favorite with southern growers; excellent in the 

North. Leaves as curly as parsley, tender and fine flavored. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

KOHLRABI (Turnip-rooted Cabbage) 

Culture. Sow in spring in rows 18 inches apart and thin to 8 
inches apart. Hoe frequently. Bulbs, growing on surface of ground, 
should be cooked like turnips when 2 to 3 inches through. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill 
SMOOTH WHITE SHORT-LEAVED. Best for market and 

table use, very early, good for forcing. 

Bulb greenish white, smooth, shapely, of 

fine quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Mlb. 

60 cts., lb. S2. 
leaved. Like Smooth White, except in 

color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Mlb- 60 

cts., lb. S2. 


Culture.- — Sow early in spring, in drills 
6 inches apart; thin out to 2 inches apart. 
When 7 inches high transplant to rows 
12 inches apart, setting as deeply as pos- 
sible without covering young center leaves. 
Hill up as they grow. 

One ounce will produce 1,000 plants 
large variety which is very mild and 
tender. It is very long and thin and 
pure white in color. Its size and attrac- 
tive appearance make it ideal for exhibi- 
tion and for marketing or home use. 
Pkt. 10 cts., 02. 30 cts., }4lb. Si. 
NEW GIANT ITALIAN. Twice the size 
of the ordinary London Leek and much 
handsomer. Mild and agreeable in 
flavor. Extremely hardy; fine keeper. 
Pkt. sc., oz. 20C., klb. 50c., lb. Si.75- 
oz. 15 cts., 141b. 50 cts., lb. S1.60. 

New Giant Italian. 




Culture. Sow in open ground in May in hills 3 feet apart each 
way. Gather the seed-pods when young and tender and pickle them. 
PROBOSCIDEA. Tender pods. The plant is ornamental and bears 

large, pyramidal spikes of gloxinia-like flowers, followed by hairy 

seed-pods of peculiar shape. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., M^b. 85 cts., 

lb. S3. 


One ounce will sow about 75 feet of drill 
SOUTHERN GIANT CXJRLED. Leaves make a salad or may be 
boiled like spinach. In South may be sown in fall and used next 
spring. Plants are 2 feet high, and are ready for use in six 
weeks and yield until frost. My stock is the true curled leaf of 
great breadth. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

OKRA (Gumbo) 

Cultivated for its fruit-pods. Used in soups, stews, etc., largely 
used in canning with tomatoes and can be dried for winter use. For 

shipping, cut stems an inch or so 
long to prevent wilting. 

Culture. Sow after ground 
has become warm, in drills 3 feet 
apart, i inch deep, thinning to 9 
inches apart. 

One ounce will plant 100 hills 

PODDED. Pods 8 to 9 inches 
long, very slim, tender, and 
covering the bush from within 
3 inches of the ground to the 
top. Pods do not get hard like 
others. Canners pronounce it 
the best of all green sorts for 
winter use. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 
10 cts., J4lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., 
postpaid; by express, lb. 50 cts., 
5 lbs. or more, 45 cts. per lb. 
DENSITY. Grows about 15 
inches high, with fine, smooth 
pods. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
}^lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 


Culture. Plow or spade deeply. 
Sow in rich soil, after ground is 
warm, in drills 18 inches apart, 
thinning to 6 or 8 inches apart. 
One ounce will sow 200 feet of 
drill ; s pounds will sow an acre 

CROWN. A greatly improved 
strain of the true Hollow Crown 
Parsnip. The roots are larger 
in diameter, shorter, more easily 
gathered, and more productive. 
Flesh fine-grained, sugary and 
tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
fine texture, tender and 
sweet. Roots very long, white and smooth, heavy at shoulder and 
tapering. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., )4lb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Perkins' Mammoth Lons- 
podded Okra 


stokes' Ideal HoUow Crown Parsnips, 


Culture. — Soak seeds in lukewarm water and sow when they 
swell in rows i foot apart, thinning to 4 inches apart. For winter 
use, transplant to light cellar or coldframe. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of row 

ARD. Beautifully 
curled, dark green 
and handsome, grow- 
ing very compactly. 

. Attractive for gar- 
nishing; good for sea- 
soning soups, meats, 
etc. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
15 cts., Mlb. 45 cts., 
lb. Si. 50. 

cialty. This is the 
most perfect Parsley, 
unequaled for gar- 
nishing. Very dwarf, 
closely crinkled, rich- 
est dark green, en- 
tirely free from single 
leaves. The seed is 
specially selected. 
Pkt. IOC, oz. ISC, 
Mlb. 4SC., lb. $1.50. 

Stands hard drought and cold, yield 
ing large, beautifully curled, very dark green leaves; fine for use in 
market or in family garden. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., }4lb. 35 cts., 
lb. $1.25. 

CHAMPION MOSS CURLED. Leaves crimped and curled most 
beautifully; very dark. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., }>ilh. 35 cts., 
lb. Si. 25. ■ 

EXTRA DOUBLE CURLED. An all-curled variety. Pkt. s cts., 

oz. IS cts., 3^4lb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
PLAIN, or SINGLE. Plain leaves; excellent flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. IS cts., Mlb. 3S cts., lb. Si. 25. 
HAMBURG TURNIP-ROOTED. Roots resemble parsnips, with 

true delicate parsnip flavor; for soups, etc. Pkt. s cts., oz. is cts., 

iilb. 50 cts., lb. Si. so. 


Pure Tennessee natural pits gathered especially for me. Lb. 20 
cts., bus. S2.S0. Write for quotations in quantity. 

Stokes' Standard Parsley 



Culture. Plant in May in rows 3 feet apart, 8 to 12 inches apart 
in drill. Cultivate without hilling. Fifteen to 20 pounds of shelled 
nuts or one bushel (22 pounds) of unshelled Peanuts are required for 
one acre. Plant either way, but do not break skin on nut if shelled. 
SELECTED VIRGINIA. Large nuts. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., 

postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. Si, bus. $3. 

SPANISH. Thin-shelled nuts, smaller than Virginia. Price same as 

Seeds That Produce Good Crops 

Both seeds and treatment cannot be improved upon. — William S. Martin, 
West Grove, Pa. 

The seeds I purchased from you last spring were satisfactory in every respect. 
They germinate wonderfully we'll. — Mrs. S. C. Lacy, Vaiegrande, Ala. 

The Sweet Peas are very beautiful and we and the neighbors have enjoyed them 
since June. — Mrs. H. Parker William, Bradford, Mass. 

You send so many seeds in a packet that we had enough left over to plant our 
garden last year. Every seed grew as good as they did before. We bank on 
Stokes' seeds every time. — H. Eugene Robbins, Newfield, N. Y. 

The seeds purchased from you were, without exception, the most satisfactory 
ever planted by me — better than the best. — L. B. Robertson, Adrian, Mich. 

My garden has been the best this year for a long time. Profits were long. 
Stokes' Standards were responsible. H. R. Culley, Lombard, 111. 

I know I cannot get any better seeds anywhere. — O. G. Baughman, Gettys- 
burg, Pa. 

We have been using Stokes' seeds for the last fojir years and have always been 
well pleased with results. — Rolanp Brothers, Viola, Del. 



stokes' Eden Gem 


Eust-Besistant Rocky Ford 

MUSKMELONS, Green-Fleshed 


Culture. Plant in light, sandy soil, well enriched, in hills 5 to 6 
insects is past, thin to three vines. Pinch ends of growing vines to 
young plants when the dew is on, will lessen insect damage. 

One ounce will plant about 70 hills 

duced this Melon in 1908, and it has 
been growing in poiiularity everywhere. I believe it is the best 
Muskmelon ever grown. The flavor is wonderful; flesh sweet, tender 
and soHd. The seed-cavity is small and the flesh next to the seeds 
is of a beautiful pinkish hue. The skin is nicely netted, but without 
ridges. The melons are slightlj' oblong and uniform in size, aver- 
aging 6 inches in diameter and 7 inches in length. They are alike 
in size and markings, making them a great crate melon for the 
market. The quality is simply perfect — better than any melon I 
have ever tested, and all who use it say the same thing. The vine 
is strong and blight-proof, holding up green and vigorous until all 
the melons are ripened. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Jilb. 60 cts., lb. 
$2. postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S7.50. See color plate of this 
melon, from nature, on page 26. 

STOKES' "EDEN GEM." This is a round. Rocky Ford Muskmelon. 
Sometimes called the "Netted Rock." The picture above shows 
its appearance — netted solidly all over without ribs. The flesh 
is thick and of fine quality. My special strain is saved from melons 
of the standard size, and should give very few too small or too 
large for the standard crating. My "Eden Gem" is the perfect 
round Muskmelon, for both the home-garden and market. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., i^lb. 65 cts., lb. S2.25, postpaid; by express, 
5 pounds or more, S2 per lb. 

STOKES' STANDARD oi-^i^ fc-»c-i-a M^^A i->r> l 


sized, nicely netted melon of luscious flavor; blight-resisting vine. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 60 cts., lb. Si. 50. 
KNIGHT. For six years this superb 
green-fleshed Muskmelon has broken all 
records for price at Norfolk, \'a., as well as in Maryland, where it 
originated. It has a deHcious taste and remarkable aroma. The 
average length is 6 inches and breadth 5 inches. It is handsomely 
netted and has a ^•ery thick meat. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^ilh. 
60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. or more at Si. 75 per lb. 

KING. This is a wonderful strain r'CV^ lAM- 1 T | 

of the Rocky Ford type of Muskmelon — round, fully netted, 
without ribs. The seed is all taken from specially selected melons. 
I offer only the true seed, grown by Mr. \'an Buskirk, and sold 
by him as the finest grade obtainable. Stock limited. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 
ROCKY FORD, STOKES' SELECT ««^m-=- =.--, . , .i 
RUST - RESISTANT. This thor- ^ ^oHbCIALTYl 
oughbred strain will run absolutely even in size. It is slightly 
ribbed and covered with a closely laced gray net, with light green 
skin between the netting. The flesh is light green, tinged with 
yellow at the center. My strain resists rust where other Rocky 
Fords fail. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., }^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid; 
by express, 5 lbs. or more. Si. 3 5 per lb. 

From 1,800 hills of your Netted Rock and 500 of your Rocky Ford Musk- 
melons, planted 4 x 5 feet, I have sold ly^ carriers of standard melons, — Walter 
C, NeaL, Seaford, Del, 


feet apart each way, six to ten seeds in a hill. After danger from 
induce fruiting. Ashes, air-slaked lime or tobacco dust, sifted over 

; three pounds will plant one acre 

ROCKY FORD, WATTER'S EXTRA- ^!^£c"dc7Ta7"t>71 

EARLY SOLID NET. The earliest r^C<^ l>\LI T| 

Rocky Ford. Not so good as Stokes' Select, but valuable because 
it sets a heavy first crop and large pickings ripen a few daj-s after 
the first crop is ready. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 40 cts., lb. 
Si. 25, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. or more. Si. 10 per lb. 
ROCKY FORD. The first-class seeds saved from general crop. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J<tlb. 30 cts., lb. Si, postpaid; by express, 
5 lbs. or more 80 cts. per lb 


All varieties in this list in regular packets at 5 cts. each; when 

ordered by express, deduct 10 cts. per lb. 
Acme, or Baltimore. Early, oblong, pointed; light green flesh, a 

fine shipper. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 
Anne Arundel. Large, oblong; thick green flesh. Oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 

40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Bay View. Very prolific, and of good size; oblong; green flesh; late. 

Oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Shipper's Delight. This is the great shipping melon of New Jersey. 

Flattened at the poles, well ribbed and netted. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 

10 cts., }ilh. 30 cts., lb. Si, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S4. 
McCleary's Improved Jenny Lind. The Jenny Lind is well known. 

In this, McCleary's strain, we have a very choice selection of this 

favorite melon. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25, 

postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S5.50. 
Norfolk Button. A small, early melon of good quality; frequently 

with a knob or button at the blossom end. Oz. 15 cts., M^b. 

40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Extra-Early Prize. The earliest melon in the list. Small, of good 

quality and very prolific. Oz. 15 cts., Jilb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
Large Hackensack, or Turk's Cap. Large, round, flattened; green 

flesh. Oz. 15 cts., J4lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 
New Early Hackensack. Ten days earlier than Hackensack, which 

it resembles. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 34lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Improved Montreal Nutmeg. Large, round, netted; flesh thick 

and light green. Oz. 20 cts., Mlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 


If you do, you will be interested in my special catalogue of 
POULTRY SUPPLIES. I will be glad to send you a copy on 
receipt of a postal-card request. My stock includes everything 
for the fancier or commercial poultryman — beef scrap, mash food, 
grain, clover products, grit and oyster shell, poultry remedies, 
incubators, brooders, bone-cutters, drinking-fountains, etc. 



Salmon-Fleshed Muskmelons 

a distinctive variety with a sweet, luscious flavor that makes it 
most desirable. The flesh of Miller Cream Osage is thicker than 
any other Osage melon, and is sweet and tender, with a rich salmon 
color. It ripens clear to the rind. The melon is nearly round and 
has a showy, dark green skin, highly netted, with larger bands 
between the ribs. Seed-cavity is small, with comparatively few 
seeds. The melons may be kept for days after ripening. The vines 
bear profusely, setting fruit close to the hill, and continuing to 
ripen fine melons throughout the season way to the end of the 
vine. The melons are uniform in size, weighing about two pounds 
apiece. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., y^lh. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

ADMIRAL TOGO. Uniform in size and markings; oval, wth very 
thick, orange flesh of splendid quality. Rind thin, ribs quite marked 
and covered with grayish netting. Keeps splendidly and is excellent 
for the home table or for shipping. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 
40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

blight-resisting vine, bearing abundantly. Beautiful, oval-shaped, 
well-netted melons, melting and sugary with thick, sweet meat. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., }4lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 50. 


New Fordhook Muskmelon 

TIP-TOP. Every melon of this variety, big or little, early or late 
is a good one. They are sweet and juicy, with firm flesh extending 
almost to the rind. Its appearance is attractive and it is popular 
everywhere. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 


BURRELL'S GEM. A salmon-fleshed 
Rocky Ford. It has all the sweetness, 

flavor and productiveness of the parent sort, with beautiful golden 
flesh. Gardeners know that salmon-fleshed melons grow more 
strongly and are less liable to blight than the green-fleshed sorts. 
Burrell's Gem gives melons 6 to 7 inches long and 4^ to 5 inches 
through. Well ribbed, fleshy and meaty, of exactly the same 
shape as Rocky Ford. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb- 4° cts., lb. 
$1.25, postpaid; by express, lb. Si. 15, 5 lbs. Is. 

NEW FORDHOOK. A South Jersey cross between Emerald Gem 
and Improved Jennj- Lind. It has very thick, deep flesh of a light 
orange-color, and is sweet and tender to the rind. It ripens early, 
grows vigorously and bears big crops. The fruits are even in size 
and always nicely netted. A basket of them is most attractive. 
The fruits stand shipping well and command the highest prices 
wherever they are known. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., Jilb. 40 cts., 
lb. Si.2S, postpaid; by express, lb., 5 lbs. $5. 

EMERALD GEM. A small melon, with thick flesh of melting, juicy 
quality. Skin smooth, of deep emerald-green. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
?o cts., Jilb. so cts., lb. $1.50. 

Red-fleshed Osage, or Miller Cream Muskmelon 

MANGO MELON, or VEGETABLE PEACH. Resembles an orange 
in shape and size. Flesh is snow-white, making splendid mangoes, 
pickles, pies and preserves. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., }4^h. 85 cts., 
lb. S3. 

BANANA. Shaped like a cucumber, 15 to 20 inches long, and 4 to 
6 inches in diameter. The thick, salmon-colored flesh has a deli- 
cious flavor, and gives out an aroma like a banana. Map}' are 
extremely fond of this large melon, which is enormously prolific 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. IS cts.. >4lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 


Culture. Mushrooms can be grown in any dark room or cellar 
where the temperature is kept at from 50 to 70 degrees. Make bed 12 
to 18 inches thick and 4 feet wide; one-third of good, rich soil and 
two-thirds of fresh horse manure. Pound down hard. Let it heat, and 
when it cools to 90 degrees, plant spawn a foot apart, putting two or 
three pieces as large as a walnut in each hole, covering 2 inches and 
packing down. After twelve days cover bed with 2 inches of fresh 
loam. Mushrooms appear in six to eight weeks, and continue in 
bearing from 20 to 30 days. After the first crop is gathered, spread 
an inch of fresh soil over the bed, moisten with warm water, and 
cover lightly with hay for two weeks. Leaflet on culture with each 
order, if requested. 

One pound of spawn is sufficient for a bed 2 by 6 feet 
by the best maker in England especially for me, and shipped fresh 
several times a year. Has gained a high reputation among criti- 
cal growers for its uniform good quality. It can be relied upon to 
produce a good crop of the best mushrooms. Per brick, iJ4 ibs., 
25 cts., postpaid; by express, brick 15 cts., 10 lbs. 80 cts., 2S lbs. 
Si. 75, 100 lbs. S6.50, 2S0 lbs. S15, 1,000 lbs. S60. 
spawn dec'ared to be more vigorous than imported stock and to 
produce Mushrooms of superior quality and flavor. Price, Stan- 
dard Bricks: i brick 3S cts., postpaid; by express, i brick 30 cts., 
5 bricks Si. 10, 10 bricks S2, 25 bricks S4. 5° bricks S7. 100 bricks 
S13, 140 bricks (one case) S18. Direct Bricks, inoculated direct 
from the original culture. No. 8 (cream-white) or No. 9 (white). 
Per brick 40 cts., postpaid; by express, S bricks. Si. 40, 10 bricks 
I2.30, so bricks $10.50. 
"MUSHROOM CULTURE," 43 pages and illustrations, 15 cts. . 



219 Market ^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA.! 


Culture. Same as for muskmelons except that they should be planted 8 to lo inches apart. Choose a warm, "good soil" and a sunny 

One ounce will plant about 50 hills; four pounds will plant an acre 

TOM WATSON. A wonderfully good melon from Georgia, which is supplanting older varieties. It is an extra- 
long melon of fine shape — 18 to 24 inches in length and 12 to 14 inches through — and runs remarkably uni- 
form in 

Tom Watson. Attractive in appearance and uniform in shape and quality 


LEY SWEETS. The Kleckley 
Sweets is the sweetest Watermelon grown, with fine grain and 
luscious flavor. It always has been popular for home use, but 
until recently was too tender-skinned to ship to market. My 
Hard-Shell strain of Klecklej' Sweets has overcome this objection. 
It has a shell hard and tough enough to resist the jolts and jars of 
travel, yet it is not thick, and all the delicious quality of the melon 
has been retained. The flesh is bright scarlet, crisp and melting, 
with white seeds close to the rind. I believe this is the best and 
most profitable Watermelon you can grow. Those who plant it 
once order it every year afterward; man}' buy it in lots of several 
pounds at a time, for planting for the market. The seed I offer has 
been saved especially for my firm from perfect, ripened melons, 
selected because of their perfection. It is pedigreed stock that 
I know all about, and I know it will give money-making results. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 34lb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 25, postpaid; by 
express, lb. Si. 15, 5 lbs. SS-So, 10 lbs. Sio. See color plate on 
page 26. 

^''^?^^^^oTI^^:^^^ - ^STOKES'STANDARDl 

green with flesh a brilliant scarlet; ven.' crisp and sugary. The 
rind is thin, but tough, and the seeds small. They grow to immense 
size; weighing from 40 to 50 pounds, but remain tender and 
delicious. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Jilb- 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

LITTLE PRINCESS. This is a real ^j^ChTox/c I TYI 

Novelty — a Watermelon that you can ^^^IN v.^ V LL- I 1 | 

serve on a butter plate to each member of the family. They're 
good, too — nice, rich scarlet flesh, with a small brown seed. Just 
cut them in half and serve as j'ou would a grapefruit or an orange. 
Don't try them for market. They would be of no use on the 
market-stall, but for your own private table in your own little 
garden they are choice. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 40 cts., 3^4lb. Si. 

Alabama Sweets. Dark green, with darker stripes 


size and form. The 
melons weigh 50 to 60 pounds 
each. The vine is remarkably 
prolific, ripening perfect fruit 
along its entire length. For the 
number of good melons pro- 
duced. Tom Watson cannot be 
excelled. The appearance is 
most attractive, with a rich, 
dark green rind that is tough and 
easily withstands shipment to 
distant markets. It is not so 
tender nor of so good quality as 
Stokes' Hard Shell Kleckley 
Sweets; but it is good, and is a 
very profitable melon to grow 
for market. The seeds are 
brown, tipped with white. This 
melon is valuable for northern 
growers, because it matures in 
good time, and is most popular 
in the South because of its fine 
shipping qualities. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Ulb. 30 cts., lb. $1, 
postpaid; by express, lb. 90 cts., 
5 lbs. S4, 10 lbs. S7.50. 
ALABAMA S'WEETS. An early, very 
sweet, oblong melon, grown for years 


Alabama and other southern Watermelon sections. The rind is 
dark green, with a darker green, mottled stripe, and the rind, while 
thin, is very tough. 

making the melon 
first-class for ship- 
ping. The flesh is 
bright red, sweet 
and tender, free 
from stringiness. 
The brownish seeds 
are in small cavi- 
ties. The seed I 
offer is a selected 
and improved 
strain, grown for 
me by a man who 
uses onh' the ear- 
liest melons for 
seed. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. IS cts., J^lb- 
35 cts., lb. 5i. 
postpaid ; by ex- 
press, 5 lbs. $4, 
10 lbs. $7.50. 
days earlier than 
Kleckley's Sweets 
and almost equal 

Little Princess 

in quality. It is a cross between Kolb's Gem and the old-fashioned 
Mountain Sweet, with the shipping quality of Kolb's Gem and the 
flavor of Mountain Sweet, which ripens much later. It is of the 
same shape as Alabama Sweets and has indistinct stripes. A 
single vine frequently ripens six or eight melons. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 
10 cts., 141b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S3, 
10 lbs. S5. 

ANGEL'S KISS. Fine in even,-thing except name. Large, oblong; 
flesh flat red. solid and fine; of melting, sugary sweetness. The 
melons are silvery gray mottled, with a tough but thin skin, and 
weigh from 30 to 40 pounds each. They are very attractive on 
the table. The vines make a vigorous growth, and bear great 
numbers of the handsome melons. This variety is one of the 
choicest that can be had. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^4lb. 40 cts., lb. 
Si. 25, postpaid; by express. 5 lbs. S5. 

HALBERT HONEY. Long; dark green; too tender for shipping, 
but fine for home use. It has little pulp, and is very melting. It 
is sliglulv ridged, blunt at both blossom and stem ends, and runs 
fnmi 15 to 30 inches in length. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., H^h. 
35 cts., "lb. $1. 


I g^P£E§* ;ST^ SEEPin vegetable !^EEDS 

WATERMELONS, continued 

SHAKER BLUE. The picture shows the shape of this. It grows very 
large, melons frequently weighing 60 to 80 pounds. If you want 
really fine, big melons, plant Shaker Blue. The ordinary Shaker 
Blue is from 16 to 18 inches long and 12 to 15 inches through; 
very dark, with stripes of lighter green. The flesh is red, with an 
almost solid heart and no core, and the flavor is excellent. The 
seeds are white. Shaker Blue is very vigorous and productive. I 
recommend it for either home use or for shipping to distant 
markets. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

BRADFORD. A fine shipping melon. This variety grows large and 
has a very dark green skin with still darker stripes, which the en- 
graving below does not show plainly. The flesh resembles, in flavor, 
the Old Mountain Sweet; it is very tender, yet solid to the heart, 
and a rich dark red. The seeds are small and nearly white. The 
Bradford melon brings the highest prices on any market. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts., postpaid; by express, 
S lbs. §3.50, 10 lbs. S6.50. 

PAUL'S EARLIEST. The late Aaron ^J^^^ ncf* 1 a. I T-vl 

Paul, the famous New Jersey melon- ^^ ^k.^ l^^l— I 1 I 

grower, originated this Watermelon, which is absolutely the earli- 
est in cultivation. In my trial grounds I had plenty of good melons, 
weighing 15 to 20 pounds each, ready for market on July 10, from 
seed planted May 9, while most other varieties could not be eaten 
until about August i. The flesh is red and delicious, sweet, with 
few seeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., post- 
paid; by express, 5 lbs. $3.50, 10 lbs. $6. 

Paul's Earliest. Ripens with me in two months 

BLACK BOULDER. No melon equals this in tough skin and rind. 
It is the greatest melon for shipping and has become one of the 
most popular kinds. Aaron Paul originated this distinctive melon. 
It is enormously productive, reaching great size, with rich dark 
green skin. In quality it is as good as any market melon. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 541b. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts., postpaid; by express, 
S lbs. $3, 10 lbs. Ss.50. 

TRUE DARK ICING. Nearly round, with a thin rind, yet a good 
shipper. The seeds are white; the flesh solid and good, of delicious 
sweetness. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts., post- 
paid; by express, 5 lbs. I3, 10 lbs. $5. 

FLORIDA FAVORITE. The Florida growers swear by this melon, 
which reaches the Philadelphia markets in prime condition. It is 
a beautiful melon, oblong, with dark green skin, striped with darker 
green. The flesh is bright crimson, crisp and sweet. It ripens 
earlier than Kolb's Gem, another favorite in the South, and is 
also earlier than Rattlesnake. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., 
lb. 75 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. $5.50. 

BLUE GEM (Iceberg). One of the most popular market and ship- 
ping varieties. Grown very extensively in the South for northern 
markets, and is today the favorite variety with the Watermelon- 
growers of New Jersey, who supply the Philadelphia and New 
York markets ; it keeps well and seldom cracks or splits in tran- 
sit. Its flesh is a beautiful shade of dark red. Melons very uni- 
form in size and shape. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. loc, Mlb. 25c., lb. 75 cts. 

A 65-pound Shaker Blue Watermelon 

NEW EDEN. This melon originated in South Carolina, and is a 
cross between the Rattlesnake and Kolb's Gem, combining the 
good shipping qualities of the Kolb's Gem with the splendid table 
quality of the Rattlesnake. It is similar in shape and appearance 
to the Kolb's Gem, excepting it is of bright stripes and more at- 
tractive in appearance. The seeds are white and set in small cavi- 
ties. The flesh is very firm yet tender and delicious in flavor and 
bright red. The rind is very tough, making it the best for ship- 
ping. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., }i\h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

TRIUMPH. It is a cross between Duke Jones and Kolb's Gem. It 
has the handsome appearance and dark green color of the former 
and the shipping qualities of the Gem; medium season, very pro- 
lific, deliciously sweet and of enormous size. It possesses £l11 the 
qualities that go to make up a desirable melon. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., 3-iIb. 20 cts.. Ih. 60 cts. 

SWEETHEART. My strain is a notably sweet-hearted kind for 
home and market use. Vine vigorous and productive, ripening its 
fruit early ; fruit large, oval, very heavy, uniformly mottled light 
and dark green; rind thin but firm; flesh bright red, firm and 
solid, but very tender, melting and sweet. A fine shipper. Pkt. s 
cts., oz 10 cts., i-ilh. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

KLECKLEY SWEETS. This is the standard Kleckley Sweets and 
should not be confused with Stokes' Hard-Shell Kleckley Sw-eets. 
A fine, long, dark-skinned, red-fleshed melon. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., M'b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

GRAY MONARCH, or LONG WHITE ICING. Long, very large, 
with crimson flesh. Color is dull, grayish green, giving it a unique 
appearance. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 341b. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

KOLB'S GEM. Very large; flesh red; a good shipping sort, popular 
in the South. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

GYPSY, or GEORGIA RATTLESNAKE. Oblong in shape; color 
dark green, striped with white. The rind is thin and tough; the 
flesh deep scarlet and of excellent flavor. Pkt. s cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Mlb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

COLORADO PRESERVING CITRON. Green seed. Also called 
Apple Pie; not used for eating in a raw state, but for preserves. 
This is a favorite citron melon, and may be grown with little 
trouble. A few hills will give a great supply of citron. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., f4lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

GREEN CITRON. Red seed. Round and handsome; for preserv- 
ing only. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Jllb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

The Bradford. Teader, but solid to the heart; small s^eeds 


WALTEP^ P STOKES | 219 Market §ta-eet, PrabADELPHIA,!^ 

ONIONS. Stokes' Pedigreed Seed 

Culture. Prepare soil carefully for a perfect seed-bed, enrich well and sow as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring in drills 
a foot apart, using one ounce for 200 feet of drill, and four to five pounds for one acre. Thin plants to 2 or 3 inches apart, cultivate con- 
stantly and keep down all weeds. Pull when tops begin to die down and store in cool, dry place. The finest Onions are produced by 
sowing the seed in a hotbed in February or March and transplanting the seedlings to the open ground 4 or 6 inches apart. In many lo- 
calities Silverskin and other hardy white Onions may be sown in midsummer, and wintered without protection. For sets, sow in sandy soil 
thickly, in drills one foot apart, using 40 to 60 pounds of seed to the acre. Pull sets when ripe, cure under shelter and store in a dry, cool 
place. The next spring plant them 2 inches apart in rows a foot apart. 


GLOBE. Unusually large, shapely H>jr\H:> a IMINUMKUl 

Onions, from 3 to 5 inches in diameter, of uniform globe shape. Light golden 
yellow, mild and juicy. Matures early and may be used before reaching full 
size. Keeps well for late winter use because of great solidity. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., Mlb. 60 cts., lb. $2.00, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S9. 
STOKES' SILVER GLOBE. A satiny pure paper- -^fcro"pp/-^ 1 a 1 -i-v| 
white skin, thin and delicate, forming a perfect ^^^^ "'-^ ' ' ' 

silver ball. The flesh is snowy white, mild and tender with a delicate, fine 
grain. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., }4^h. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50, postpaid; by express, 
S lbs. $11. 50. 

STOKES' STANDARD CRIMSON «aa^'c T-<^fcr cc'cta Mr. a r>r\ t 
GLOBE. A large, handsome, richly col- I Ur\L:^ :> IA IN UAKL>| 

ored red Onion, uniform in size and most attractive. Flesh is sparkhng white, 
close-grained and free from sharpness. It ripens hard and solid and keeps 
well. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Mlb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid; by express, 5 Ibs.lp. 
SOUTHPORT YELLOW GLOBE. Handsome, large Onions, perfectly globe- 
shaped. The standard yellow Onion. Has straw-5'ellow skin; handsome and 
productive. Keeps until spring. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Jilb. 60 cts., lb. S2. 
SOUTHPORT WHITE GLOBE. Highly desirable. I have the true strain, 
and my seed produces large Onions of uniform size, with delicate, pure white 
skin and solid, crisp, white flesh. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
SOUTHPORT RED GLOBE. Rich dark red skin. True globe-shaped. Quality 
unsurpassed. Matures late and keeps splendidly. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
}4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

PHILADELPHIA WHITE SILVERSKIN. The shape of this Onion is shown 
in the picture below. The skin is a clear silvery white, while the flesh is mild and 
sweet. This variety is used extensively for growing white Onion sets. The 
bulbs grow quickly, mature early and bring good prices in the market. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Yellow Globe Danvers Onion 

TELLOW GLOBE DANVERS. A standard winter Onion, keeping perfectly. 
The Yellow Globe Danvers is not so round as the Southport Yellow Globe, 
which ripens later. The stock of Yellow Danvers grown in this section is so 
good that market-gardeners throughout the country have known it as 
"Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers." Produces heavy crops, and is reliable 
for growing sets. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.65. 
ROUND YELLOW DANVERS. Flatter than Yellow Globe. Handsome 
shape. My seed is selected from uniform fields of the best strain and is highly 
productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 
ular variety for producing round, plump and solid sets. The full-grown bulbs 
are rather flat and of dark, rich color. They ripen early. Pkt. sc., oz. isc 
Mlb. 40c., lb. Si. 40. 
LARGE RED WETHERSFIELD. The standard large red Onion. It grows 
very large, with bulbs flattened, thick and broad. The skin is a rich red, 
tinged with purple, and the flesh is white, with a tint of rose. The Onions 
are very solid and keep well. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^^lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 40. 
One of the earliest white Onions in cultivation. 'I 
Seed sown in May will give large Onions in August, and green Onions may be 
used soon after planting. The White Pearl is most attractive, with snowy 
white skin. It frequently grows to 5 or 6 inches in diameter the first year 

from seed. In shape it 
is similar to the White 
Silverskin. The flesh 
is close-grained and 
mild. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
25 cts., Mlb. 75 cts., 
lb. S2.50. 
KING. Specialty. A 
large, flat variety that 
grows to great size. 
Although flat, it is 
quite thick. Specimens 

Southport Yellow Globe Onion 

Philadelphia White Silverskin Onion. 

sweet; fine for growing sets 

Mild and 

frequently attain a diameter of 5 to 7 inches and weigh two to three pounds. They 
grow quickly, mature early and sell well in autumn or early spring, but do not 
keep well for late winter use. The skin is a greenish silvery white and the flesh sweet 
and tender. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., J^lb. 60 cts., lb. S2. 
WHITE WELSH. (For green Onions.) The use of top 
sets is avoided by sowing the seed of this Onion, which 
may be drilled in at one-third the expense of sets. It has no bulb, but is cylindri- 
cal, Hke bunching Onions. Pkt. 5c., Yzoz. i8c., oz. 30c., J^Ib. S5C., lb. $3. 



[^Sf oKE 3tandar]d vegetable .^ee^ 

ONIONS, continued 

MAMMOTH YELLOW •"^^Q pc/^i a I TV I 

PRIZETAKER. Bermuda r^CV^ l>-M- 1 

cannot raise any finer Onion than the Mammoth Yellow 
Prizetaker, which is recognized everywhere as one of 
the best varieties. Although it was introduced only 
about a dozen years ago, it is planted from Maine to 
Oregon and from Minnesota to Florida, giving satis- 
faction everywhere, whether grown for home use or for 
market. This Onion is large, with light straw-colored skin 
and thin neck — the same type as the large Spanish 
Onions imported and sold in the eastern cities. It yields 
often at the rate of 1,200 to 1,500 bushels per acre, and is 
one of the most profitable crops that can be grown. 
They attain immense size, often reaching 15 inches in 
circumference when good care is given, and the exhi- 
bition bulbs have weighed five pounds. They ripen hard 
and are most attractive, with flesh a clear sparkling 
white. Prizetaker is grown easily under ordinary con- 
ditions. When sown in the open ground, it grows larger 
than the ordinary globe Onion. To get best results, sow 
the seeds early in hotbeds or in a sheltered spot and 
transplant, so they may have a long season. The seed 
I offer is from an especially selected strain, grown in 
America, and more satisfactory than imported stock. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. IS cts., Jilb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

From three pounds of your Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker seed 1 
raised and sold 138 baskets of large Onions, 46 baskets of picklers, 
and s bushels of sets. — M. D. Bond, TuUytown, Pa.,Oct.3i, 1912. 


Bermuda Onions Grown in Teneriffe 

These are the large Onions grown in Bermuda and 
Texas and shipped to the North for early spring use. 
In both North and South my genuine Teneriffe-grown 
seed, which I import myself, gives the best results. Sow 
either in fall or early spring; for best results, sow in beds 
and transplant. 

WHITE BERMUDA. Large, early and flat; very mild. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., }4lh. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

RED BERMUDA. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c., Mlb. 60c., lb. $2. 

WHITE QUEEN. Pure white; very early; grows rapidly; mild 
flavor; keeps remarkably. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c., Mlb. 6oc., lb. $2. 

HARD ROUND SILVERSKIN. The best for pickling; small, 
round bulbs, uniform in size. Pkt. lOc, oz. 30c., Mlb. 85c., lb. S3. 

WHITE ADRIATIC BARLETTA. Beautiful waxy white skin; 
fine for pickUng, mild and small, averaging an inch in diameter. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Mlb. 60 cts., lb. I2. 

WHITE BUNCH. One of the best- for bunching in a green state; 
very early. May be sown in fall, and wintered over for use early 
in spring. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Mlb. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 

MARVEL OF POMPEH. Pickling •«^9^fVjpwwp ■ -T-\r\ 
Onion. Produces those little white ^^%}^ KJvCl-l 1 \ 
Onions that Americans have been importing for years. It is truly 
a little marvel. The bulbs grow wholly under the ground and 
maintain their silvery whiteness better than any other small, 
pickling Onion that has ever been introduced. They are the 
earliest and smallest Onion ever offered. They are delicious, too, 
for early use when green. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Mlb. Si, lb. S3. 50. 

Quantity Prices of Stokes' Pedigreed Seed 

These prices do not include postage, and are for seeds sent by 
express or freight at buyer's expense. 

YELLOW ro lb. lots 

Per lb. per lb. 

Yellow Dutcli, or Strasburg Si 25 Si 10 

Yellow Globe Danvers i 50 i 25 

Round Yellow Danvers i 15 i 00 

Southport Yellow Globe i 75 i 60 

Mammoth Prizetaker i 40 i 25 


Large Red Wethersfield I 25 I 15 

Southport Red Globe i 75 I 65 


Southport White Globe 2 00 I 85 

Philadelphia White Silverskin i 75 i 65 

American Extra -Early White Pear 2 00 i 85 

Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker Onion 


Philadelphia Onion sets have the reputation of being the best in 
the world. As grown here they are hard, solid and good keepers. For 
the small garden and extra-early bunch Onions in market gardens, 
sets give quicker results than seed. Prices vary with the market — 
probably this year from S3 to S4 per bushel. Write for prices on 
bushel and barrel lots. 

Red, Yellow or White Sets. Qt. 30 cts., postpaid. 

WHITE MULTIPLIER SETS. Each bulb multiplies from the 

roots, producing a large cluster of small Onions of fine quality. 

They never grow large, and will provide quantities of pickling 

Onions or extra-early green Onions for the table. Qt. 35 cts., 


POTATO ONION SETS. The smaller Potato Onion sets make fine 
green Onions, and the larger produce clusters of small bulbs, 
mild, white and fine for eating green. Qt. 35 cts., postpaid. 

it impossible to get a stock of good seed of this variety, so I can 
offer only sets. This Onion is long and narrow, being, when ripened, 
just the shape and about the size of a sarsaparilla bottle. The 
skin is light yellow and the flesh white and delicate beyond com- 
parison. Qt. 35 cts., postpaid. 


A postal wiU bring my special catalogue of "Planet Jr." tools for 
the garden — wheel hoes and cultivators for hand and power use, 
hiU and drill seeders, wheel garden plows, etc. 


Write for special prices and circular on Insecticides and 
Spray Ihimps, Bordeaux Mixtures, Lime-Sulphur, Pyrox. Scale- 
cide. Sulphate of Copper, etc. 


WALTEP^ p. STOKES ^ 219 Market ^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,RA 

Novelty jgr The NcW Pilot Pca 



An extra-early, large-podded Pea of the type of Gradus and Thomas Laxton, the largest and hardiest early Pea ever intro- 
duced. The market now demands an early, large-podded Pea, and this demand has been supplied by the Gradus and Thomas Laxton 
until these varieties are exceedingly popular. But while very early in maturing, these are exceedingly tender and sensitive, and liable 
to rot if planted when the ground is wet and cold. This great drawback is entirely overcome in the New Pilot Pea, now offered for 
the first time. It has a hard, round seed, which withstands the cold, wet ground without rotting, and yet it has the good qualities 
of earliness and large pod, and is extraordinarily prolific. Many of my customers who bought it in a small way last year have placed 
large orders for deliveries this spring, and I urge all my market-gardener friends to give it a trial, planting it as early as they would 
the Alaska or extra-early types. 

Price: pkt. lo cts., pt. 40 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 50 cts., 4 qts. $2, pk. $3.75, bus. $14. 

N^i^a^ The New World's Record Pea 


This is a new English selection and English-grown Pea of the Gradus type, but fully two weeks earlier than that celebrated 
variety, now one of the very earliest Peas known to the trade. It has the same very large, handsome pods, filled tightly with large, 
fine, tender, very blue Peas. The pods are dark, have great solidity, and stand shipping to market without wilting better than most 
other sorts. 

Price: pkt. 10 cts., pt. 40 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, pt. 35 cts., qt. 60 cts., 4 qts. $2.25, pk. $4. 

spEciALTYj^ Stokes' Bonny Best Early Tomato 


I introduced Bonny Best Early Tomato in 1908. The sales have more than doubled every year. Read what the users say of "The 
Tomato that has made good." 

Bonny Best is the one best early — far superior to Earliana in 
looks, flavor and productiveness. — H. B. FuUerton, Long Island 
Experiment Station, Huntingdon, L. I. 

Bonny Best is, I believe, the smoothest and most uniform 
early red. — Prof. R. L. Watts, Pennsylvafiia State College. 

From 135 plants I picked 360 pounds of ripe Bonny Best 
Tomatoes in my greenhouse. They are dandies. — Fairview Poul- 
try Yards, Fox Lake, Wis. 

Bonny Best came in ten days ahead of Earliana. — Long 
Island Agronomist, August I, 1912. 

Bonny Best, tried with all early varieties, under irrigation, 
proved the earliest as well as the best. Remarkably uniform in 
size, beautiful color, no wrinkles, perfect sheer. Brought above 
market price. — C. H. Zink, Loveland, Colo. 

Bonny Best is better than you say it is. — Leon A. Lusk, 
Seabrook, Texas. 

I am going to plant nothing but Bonny Best hereafter. They 
bring 30 to 40 cents per pound, and some weigh fourteen ounces 
each. — F. C. Prizer, Collegeville, Pa. 

One plant of Bonny Best had 42 perfect Tomatoes, large and 
smooth. I shall always want this kind. — Mrs. H. Parker Williams, 
Bradford, Mass. 

Bonny Best is the best of all, for earliest perfect Tomatoes, 
quality and yield. — Charles Willie, East Patchogue, N. Y. 

You have not said half enough about Bonny Best's good 
qualities. — Mrs. R. A. Munson, Texarkana, Ark. 

With Bonny Best we had Tomatoes ahead of anybody else. — 
Lee Bayne, Milton, Ky. 

I sold Bonny Best at §6 a bushel wholesale here. — H. F. 
Siegmund, Austin, Texas. 

Bonny Best for greenhouse forcing is the best I ever raised. — 
Charles Riess, Connerville, Ind. 

Best for this section. Free from blight. — W. I. Harmon, Lang- 
ley, Wash. 

Your forcing Bonny Best is grand. — J. A. Monoley, Orono, 

Bonny Best does better than any other variety we have ever 
tried for forcing. — J. H. Gourley, Ohio Experiment Station. 

Stokes' Bonny Best is coming to the front rapidly. One grower 
reports it is "the leader in everthing." — Market Growers' Journal, 
November 9, 1912. 

The Bonny Best Early Tomato is a remarkably good one 
here. — C. C. Pettit, Dickinson, Tex. 

Bonny Best is the finest we have ever grown. — C. Mathisen, 
Fredericksburg, Tex. 

I sold Bonny Best at $4.50 and S5 per bushel before other 
home-grown Tomatoes came in. I had a beautiful crop. — Clear- 
view Garden Farm, Chcswick, Pa. 

Bonny Best Early is ten days to two weeks earlier than Chalk's Early Jewel. It sets 12 to 15 smooth, round, globe-shaped 
fruits in the crown-setting, and is remarkably even in size. Color is an intense, glowing scarlet, ripening even to the stem without 
crack or black spot. 

Price: pkt. 10 cts., Hoz. 25 cts., oz. 40 cts., J^lb. $1.25, lb. $4, postpaid. 


Bonny Best is the finest Tomato for forcing under glass. I have seed saved from crown-settings especially for greenhouse use. 
Pkt. 20 cts., l yoz. 85 cts., oz. $1.50. 

Get your seed from the originator — my Bonny Best is the BEST Bonny Best obtainable. 



Stok es' Su gar - Sweet Mu skmelon-*is PEC I ALT y] 

I introduced this Muskmelon in 1909. I believe tliat it is the sweetest and most delicious Muskmelon ever introduced. The 
flesh is very thick, sweet and juicy, with a dehghtful flavor and good almost to the rind. At the seed-cavity the flesh is a decided 
pink-orange. The seeds are small and few in number. The vines make a strong growth, begin ripening Melons close to the stem 
and produce them all along the vines, almost to the tip. They hold up green and strong until all the Melons are ripened, and are per- 
fectly blight-proof. The Melons are just the right size, averaging 6 inches in diameter and 7 inches in length, and their great uniformity 
makes them unexcelled for crating. Stokes' Sugar-Sweet Muskmelon is nicely netted and just as good as it looks. 


Horace Roberts, the progressive and well-known farmer at Moorestown, N. J., one of the largest farmers in the East (he owns 
and operates eighteen farms), wrote as follows on November 6, 1912: "Stokes' Sugar-Sweet Cantaloupe is more satisfactory and 
profitable than any other variety I have ever raised. I have grown it for two years and am delighted with it. The vines continue 
bearing longer than other sorts, and do not blight. The Melons run of uniform size, and are most attractive in appearance. In both 
productiveness and quality. Stokes' Sugar-Sweet cannot be surpassed." 


I am more than pleased with Sugar-Sweet Muskmelon. Planted 
seed May 29, and had ripe Melons August 11. — J. F. Evers, 
Comanche, Iowa. 

The Sugar- Sweet Muskmelon was extra fine. — A. A. Grubb, 
Jubilee, N. C. 

Stokes Sugar-Sweet is the very best Muskmelon I ever grew, 
in sweetness, productiveness and flavor. — John Garden, Harrison, 

Stokes' Sugar-Sweet Muskmelons are the best we have ever 
raised. — Frank Norris, Morrisville, Pa. 

We planted Muskmelons here but could never get many sweet 
ones until we got Stokes' Sugar-Sweet. — Max Grumshawe, 
Johns, S. G. 

Your Sugar- Sweet Muskmelon has almost perfect netting, and 
is the right size and shape for a market Melon. — T. H. Morris, 
Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Price: pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., i^^lb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S7.50. 

Stokes' Hard-Shell Kleckley Sweets -'i'^piciA^ 


This Watermelon has made great gains in popularity since I introduced it in 1908. Before I offered it I made it right, selecting 
the stock every year and developing a Melon with a shell hard enough to carry to distant markets, yet with all the sweetness and 
quality of the flesh retained. Those who have grown the Melon under varying conditions, and whose opinions are worth while (most 
of them grow for the market), made these reports on this Melon: 

Your Hard-Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelons are as pretty 
as a picture, and I am carting the finest and best Melons that go 
to town. — Frank Norris, Morrisville, Pa. 

The Hard-Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelons were the finest 
and best sellers I ever raised. I got a premium at the Farmers' 
Institute this year. — G. H. Littleton, Shawnee, Okla. 

Price: pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid; by express, lb. $1.15, 5 lbs. $5.50, 10 lbs. $10. 


With every order for garden seeds amounting to $1 or more, I will include, free, a packet containing a mixture 
of both vegetable and flower seeds. Included in this will be many novelties and oddities and choice new varieties 
of vegetables which you will find exceedingly interesting and valuable in your garden. There are many useful and 
beautiful plants that are known in few localities or to only certain nationalities which would be much more largely 
planted if they were more universally known. My object in making this offer is to get you to try out these odd things, 
together with the superior varieties that I will include in the mixture. 

Cash prizes are offered as fellows. If two or more replies are of equal merit, the premiums will be divided equally. 

First Prize — $25.00 to the one raising and correctly nam- 
ing the greatest number of varieties from one packet. 
Second Prize — $15.00 for the next best. 

Third Prize— $10.00 for the next best. 
Ten Prizes of $5.00 each. 
Twenty-five Prizes of $1.00 each. 

Prizes will also be given to those exhibiting these collections at any agricultural show, either local, county or state. 
Suitable cards for placing on the exhibition will be sent to intending exhibitors. 

This same offer was made last year, and customers reported interesting and encouraging results. 



219 Market ^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA.I 

PEAS— Best Northern-Grown Seed 

Culture. Sow as early in the spring as the ground can be worked and again after ten 
days or two weeks for succession. The tall varieties yield a larger crop than the dwarf. Sow 
in rows about 4 feet apart and i inch apart in the rows, 3 to 4 inches deep. Extra-early va- 
rieties may be sown as late as August 20 for a fall crop. Instead of planting the same variety 
at different dates, a succession may be had by planting different varieties which mature 
one after the other, giving six or eight weeks of crop with one planting. 

One quart will plant 100 feet of drill; i}/^ to 2 bus. will plant one acre 

A partial failure of the Pea crops in most sections, together 
with the short crops of 1910 and 1911, has made Peas 
exceedingly scarce. Early orders are advised, as late in the season I may not be able to supply 
some varieties. 

Peas Again Scarce. 



STOKES' STANDARD EARLY. A fine, large-podded* 

prolific, early Pea that "repeats." Those who buy 
it once come back for more. Pkt. 10 cts., J^pt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., postpaid; by express, 
pt, 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., 4 qts. $1.60, pk. $3. 

I rather make a specialty of Peas in my vegetable garden. I planted your Standard Early this year, and 
have been greatly pleased with the result. The first planting. May 11, furnished Peas July g — days. 
The second planting, June 17, furnished Peas August i, — 4s days. Forty-five days from planting is Ike 
quickest time yet on any variety of green Peas I have sown. — Richard Bartlett Oleson. M. D., 
Lombard, 111. 

With Stokes' Standard Early Peas I was the first in the Norristown market. Got $1.10 per basket for 
sixlee7t bushels.- — John Campbell, Norristown, Pa. 

WORLD'S RECORD. Two weeks earlier than Gradus. Large 
handsome pods filled tightly with large, fine, tender Peas of a 

Thomas Laxton Pea; the Gradus is similar, 
but has a more pointed end to the pod 


dark blue color. Grown in England by a specialist, and the result of careful expert selec- 
tion for j-ears. The earliest and most attractive extra-early Pea. Is ready for market 
long ahead of Nott's Excelsior and other standard earlj- Peas. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 40 cts., 
postpaid; by express, pt. 35 cts., qt. 60 cts., 4 qts. S2.25, pk. $4. 
EARLY EPICURE. I could not offer this last year because market-gardeners took my 
entire supply before the catalogue was printed. This says more for the productiveness and 
hardiness of this Pea than anything I could say. Earlj' Epicure is so much more prolific 
than McLean's Gem or Premium Gem that it has almost supplanted them. The pods are 
short but plump, and are well filled to the tip with Peas of the finest quality. Pkt. 10 cts., 
J4pt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., postpaid; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.. 4 qts. Si. 60, pk. S3. 
NEW PILOT. Has hard, round seed which may be planted as ^9^fTir^x#p| -p-^| 
early as the Alaska, resisting cold, wet weather without rotting. ^^^"^ W V C L- I T I 
Has all the good qualities of Gradus and Thomas Laxton. and may be planted much 
earlier. Heavy vines loaded with well-filled pods which mature uniformly; quality perfect. 
See colored plate and detailed description on page 24. Pkt. loc, pt. 40c., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 50c., 4 qts. $2, pk. S3. 75, bus. S14. 
half again longer than any other extra-early 
Pea, and is only three or four days later in 
maturing than Stokes' New Record Extra- 
Early. The vines are from 2 to 2 feet high, 
and are loaded with broad, thick pods filled with Peas of finest flavor. The seed is somewhat 
wrinkled. Pkt. loc, pt. 25c., qt. 45c., postpaid; by express, qt. 30c., 4 qts. Si. 10, pk. S2. 
THOMAS LAXTON. The above engraving shows the shape and productiveness of this 
Pea, which is a standard, long-podded, extra-early, wrinkled Pea. The Peas are deeper green 
than those of Gradus, and are ready for use at about the same time. The vines are vigorous, 
2 }/2 feet high. It is astonishing that a Pea with such fine, large pods should be so early in matur- 
ing. I think that, on the whole, the Thomas Laxton Pea, owing to its greater vigor, is more 
profitable than Gradus. Both market and home growers greatly prefer the Laxton Pea. 
Pkt. IOC, pt. 30c., qt. 55c., postpaid; by express, pt. 20c., qt. 40c., 4 qts. Si. 50, pk. S2. 50. 
GRADUS. Sometimes called Prosperity. Grows about 30 inches high, with bright green pods, 
4 inches or more long, as large as the Telephone, with six or eight Peas to the pod. The Peas 
remain tender for several days after they are ready for use. Pkt. 10 cts., Mpt- 20 cts., pt. 30 cts. 
qt. ss cts., postpaid; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., 4 qts. Si. 35, pk.S2.50. 
STOKES' NEW RECORD EXTRA-EARLY. Popular early sort; most vigorous, uniform and 

productive. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., pk. S2. 
LARGE-PODDED ALASKA. As early as Alaska, with pods 
and Peas almost double the size. More vigorous and pro 

ductive. A great acquisition. 2 feet high 

ALASKA. The earliest and most popular blue Pea. 2 feet high.. 
NOTT'S EXCELSIOR. An improvement on American 
Wonder. An earlv Pea of great merit, widely planted, i foot 
SUTTON'S EXCELSIOR. Has larger pods than Nott's Ex- 
celsior; desirable. 18 inches high 

AMERICAN WONDER. Well known and popular; productive. 
PREMIUM GEM. Long, well-filled pods. Prolific. 2 feet high. 
TLRST AND BEST. \'erv earlv. Popular for market . 







$0 25 

$0 45 

So 20 

So 30 

Si 75 





1 75 





2 00 





2 50 





2 00 





2 00 





I 75 


Stokes' Standard Early ) 
Stokes' Standard Midseason > 
Stokes' Standard Late J 

pkt. of each, 25 cts., 
I pt. of each, 75 cts. 
I qt. of each, S1.25.. 

Gradus ") i pkt. of each, 25 cts., 

Nott's Excelsior> i pt. of each, 80 cts.. 
Telephone J i qt. of each, $1.50. 


£arly Epicure Peas 

1^^^^^^^^ VEGETABLE .§EEDS 


Smooth Peas may be planted earlier than wrinkled Peas, and the 
wrinkled Peas should not be sown in cool, damp ground. 

The varieties marked with an asterisk (*) have wrinkled seed. 

*BOSTON UNRIVALED. This is a splendid Pea, with vine growing 
about 4 feet high, covered with large 
pods, frequently s inches long and 7-8 
inch broad, containing eight or nine Peas 
of the finest flavor. The vines make a 
very robust growth, spreading at each 
side so they can carry a larger crop. The 
pods are borne closely together, and 
the Peas have a sugary flavor, more 
pronounced than in the standard Tele- 
phone. Boston Unrivaled is, in my 
opinion, as good a second-early Pea as 
can be had. My sales of this variety are 
enormous, and all without any special 
effort to "boom" the Pea. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 30 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 35 
cts., 4 qts. Si. 20, pk. $2.25. 
Vines 2 feet high, with pods 3 to 4 inches 
long, filled with tender, sweet Peas. 
This is a home-garden variety of the 
highest class, requiring no support. It 
will give a continuous crop if planted 
each week for succession. Its fine quali- 
ties include evenness in ripening, uni- 
formity of type, and a dark bluish color. 
The strain has been improved each 
year. Pkt. 10 cts., %pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 
cts., postpaid; by express, pt. 20 cts., 
qt. 35 cts., 4 qts. Si. 15, pk. $2.25. 
high and very productive, a favorite with the big market-gardeners 
near Philadelphia. The pods are dark green and filled often to 
bursting. They are long and broad and quickly fill a measure. 
The Peas are medium in size, sweet, thin-skinned, and quickly 
cooked. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by express, 
qt. 40 cts., pk. $2. 
*McLEAN'S ADVANCER. Long, broad pods, filled with green, 
wrinkled Peas. Vines 30 inches high and very productive. A 
standard sort of excellent quality. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 
55 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2. 
^ABUNDANCE. Very prolific. Pods long, round and well filled. 
18 inches high. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2. 
*HORSFORD'S MARKET- GARDEN. A profitable productive 
kind of medium height, similar to Advancer. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2. 
*riLLBASKET. Pods are well filled with medium-sized Peas. 
Hardy and prolific; one of the best for market. 3}^ feet high. 
Pkt. ID cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 40 cts., pk. S2. 


Boston Unrivaled Peas 

*^12T^E^^;lL^L^^ef o^ - mSTOKES-STAN lMga 

fine quality. Grows about 4 feet high and is loaded with large 
pods, well filled with plump, tender Peas. Stokes' Standard Late 
is a worthy companion of Telephone in productiveness, but 
finer in quality. Pkt. 10 cts., J^pt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts., postpaid; 
by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. Si.3S, pk. $2.50. 
*STRATAGEM. Large, plump pods, filled with large, dark green 
Peas of fine quality. 2 feet high. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 
65 cts., "postpaid; by express, qt. 50 cts., pk. $2.25. 
vines, 3 feet high, bear immense pods filled with very large Peas. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 40 cts., 
pk. $2.25. 

♦TELEPHONE. The standard, main-crop, tall Pea. The vines grow 
4 feet high and are vigorous and prolific. They do better when 
climbing on brush, but can be grown without support. Pods 
long and plump, filled with large, dark green Peas, tender and 
deliciously sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 65 cts., postpaid; 
by express, qt. 50 cts., pk. $2.25. 

season; pods often equal in size to those of the Tall Telephone; 
Peas of same flavor; vines i foot high. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts., 
qt. 65 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 50 cts., pk. $2.50. 


variety of the good old Champion 
of England. Vines 2 feet high. 
One of the best. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 40 cts., pk. S2. 


Vines 4 to 5 feet high, with large, 
well-filled pods. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2. 25. 

ing vine, 2 feet high; large Peas. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 
50 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 
35 cts., pk. $2^^ 

ing variety, 3 feet high. Produc- 
tive. Pkt. 10 cts.. pt. 25 cts., 
qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, 
qt. 30 cts., pk. $2. 
ROWFAT. A good old favorite, 
2 J/2 feet high. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 30 cts., pk. I1.40. 

CANADA FIELD. Grown with oats 

for fodder; also for pigeons. 5 

feet high. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., 

qt. 30 cts., postpaid; by express, 

qt. 20 cts., pk. $1, bus. S3. 
LIFIC. Sugar pods are cooked 

like string beans; pod fleshy, 

tender and delicious. 3 feet high. 

Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 45 cts., qt. 

75 cts., postpaid; by express, 

qt. 50 cts., pk. 53.50. 


Culture. Sow in hotbed in 
March and transplant after warm 
weather in rows 2^4 feet apart and 
18 inches apart in row. 

One ounce will grow 1,000 plants 

The following Peppers, 10 cts. per 
pkt., except as noted 

der, mild, sweet flesh; just 
the thing for stuffing green or pickling, and excellent for use when 
ripe. Fruit large and shapely. Very productive. Oz. 40 cts., Mlb. 
Si. 10, lb. S4. 

NEW CRIMSON GIANT. The earliest 
extremely large sweet Pepper. Fruits 
4 to 4 ) 2 inches long, beautiful deep green when young, and brilliant 
red when ripe; flesh is thick and mild. J^oz. 30 cts., oz. 50 cts., 
Mlb. $1.50, lb. Ss- 

RUBY GIANT. Mild, sweet, large. Cross between Ruby King and 
Chinese Giant. Ideal in shape, with smooth skin, long, and of 
great tliickness. Oz. 35 cts., M^b- $1. lb- S3-50. 

CHINESE GIANT. The largest Pep- 
per grown, but apt to be rough, with 
four or more large ridges. Flesh thick and mild. Latest in matur- 
ing. Oz. 45 cts., Mlb. Si.25, lb. $4.50. 

TOMATO PEPPER. Exactly like a tomato in shape and color, both 
green and ripe. Mild and delicate. It is of upright growth, and 
very prolific, bearing throughout the season from early July until 
frost. Hoz. 25 cts., oz. 45 cts., J^lb. Si. 25, lb. S4.50. 

RUBY KING. Five to six inches long and 3}/2 inches through; 
bright red and mild. Oz. 30 cts., Mlb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

MAMMOTH GOLDEN QUEEN. Golden yellow; so mild it can be 
eaten hke tomatoes. Oz. 30 cts., Mlb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

BELL, or BULL NOSE. Large; mild. Oz. 25 cts., Mlb. 70 cts., 
lb. S2.50. 

LONG RED CAYENNE. True; hot. Oz. 25 cts., U^h. 80 cts. 
TRUE RED CHILI. Very hot. Oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 80 cts. 
TABASCO. Small; very hot. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 45 cts., J^lb. S1.25. 
CHERRY RED. Small; for pickles. Oz. 25 cts., }4\h. 80 cts. 

Long Island Mammoth Pea 





WALTER^ P. STOKES j ai9 Market Sta-eet. PHIbADELPHIA.EA. 



Scarlet Globe Radish 

Sparkler White-Tip Badish 


Culture. To have early sorts with crisp, tender flesh, grow them quickly in 
rich, loose soil and gather before they reach full size. Frequent plantings should 
be made for succession. Sow thickly in drills 12 to 18 inches apart, and thin as 

One ounce of seed will sow 100 feet of drill; 9 lbs. will sow an acre 


AH varieties 5 cts. per large packet 

STOKES' STANDARD CRIMSON ^^^-er-z-M^crcr^c-rA m rt A OPkl 
BALL. Round; bright red; extra I Ut\L:> IAIN UAKU| 

early; ready twenty days after sowing. Radishes M inch in diameter, with 
thin skin and firm, white flesh, tender and mild. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., 
lb. Si. 

SCARLET GLOBE. The most important 
Radish for the market-gardener, maturing in 

twenty days. Unequaled for sowing outdoors early in spring, or for forcing 
in greenhouses, hotbeds or coldframes. Perfect globe in shape, as shown in 
picture to the left. Color, rich deep scarlet. Mild, juicy, crisp and tender. 
Oz. 10 cts., }4lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $3.25. 
EXTRA-EARLY SCARLET TURNIP. Standard small, round variety. 

Oz. 10 cts., 34lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $3. 
FIREBALL. Round red forcing variety. Oz. 10 cts., ^^Ih. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

EARLY SNOW-WHITE BOX. Improved earlier type of the ^«g^^o~ ppy^ 1 a 1 -rv| 

White Box, maturing in twenty-five to thirty days. The leaves are ^^^^ "^'-^ l- ^l- ' 'I 

short and small, and the skin and flesh pure, glistening, waxy white, most attractive when 
bunched for market. Most valuable for early summer forcing. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 
85 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S3. 50. 
EARLY GIANT CRIMSON. Often measures 6 or 7 inches in circumference, but remains solid, 

firm and tender, with mild, white flesh. Oz. 10 cts., Hlh. 30 cts., lb. Si. 
SPARKLER WHITE-TIP. Half of the Radish is white and the rest vivid scarlet, making a 
beautiful contrast. Very early. The picture shows its attractiveness. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 
30 cts., lb. Si, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S4. 
SCARLET TURNIP WHITE-TIP. Bright scarlet, with clear white tip, maturing in 25 days. 

Oz. 10 cts., 141b. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
white skin and flesh. Perfect shape. Matures in twenty- 
five to thirty days. Flavor fine. Pkt. S cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 


All varieties 5 cts. per large packet 
WHITE MARBLE. Grows quicker than any other white Radish. Ready for use in sixteen to 
eighteen days. Olive-shaped, i inch in diameter and i yz inches long; snow-white, with short 
tap-root; mild and crisp. Oz. 10 cts., 3-4lb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 
SCARLET 20-DAY FORCING (Red Rocket). Grows very quickly; bright scarlet, slender and 

oblong. Oz. 10 cts., 1.41b. 30 cts., lb. Si. 
WHITE ROCKET. Earliest Half-Long White. Handsome and hardy. Oz. 10 cts., M'b. 
30 cts., lb. Si. 

SCARLET OLTVE-SHAPED, Rich, brilliant color; small and 
very early. My seed gives great results in uniformity and pro- 
ductiveness. Oz. 10 cts., J41b. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
BRIGHT BREAKFAST. An improved "French Breakfast." BriUiant carmine with clear 
white at tip. Tender and mild. Oz. 10 cts., }4lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 


All varieties 5 cts. per large packet 


ARD LONG WHITE. Slender, fine-grained, 
pure white, crisp and tender; most attractive 
when bunched. Retains quality until large. 
Ready twenty to twenty-five days after planting. 
Oz. 10 cts., 34lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

WHITE ICICLE. Ready in three weeks out- 
doors, and good for forcing. Transparent white 
skin. Oz. 10 cts., Ji'lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

A long Radish with the attractive color-con- 
trast of white and red that is found in the 
French Breakfast kinds. Oz. 10 cts., H^h. 
25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

LET. Keeps wonderfully. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 
25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

CINCINNATI MARKET. Long; deep scarlet; 
straight and smooth. Oz. 10 cts., H^b. 20 cts., 
lb. 65 cts. 

WOOD'S EARLY FRAME. Extra-early, long, 
scarlet forcing Radish. Oz. 10 cts., l^lb. 
25c., lb. 75c., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S3. 



Early Snow-White Boz Badish 


White Strasburg Radish 


Culture. Most summer Radishes are ready for use in four to six 
weeks after sowing. They should be pulled before maturity to have 
the best flavor. 

Ali varieties, 5 cts. per large packet 

^^.^Ty.-- mNOVELTYl 

DELICACY. Half-long, pure white 
Radish, tapering gradually toward 
the lower end; in size between White 
Strasburg and Celestial. Earlier, 
more evenly shaped and with smaller 
top than Strasburg. Oz. 10 cts., }4^h. 
30 cts., lb. Si. 
son, tipped with white; large and 
long, with crisp, hard, white flesh of 
mild flavor. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., 
lb. 85 cts. 

VIENNA. One of the best long white 
Radishes. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 25 cts., 
lb. 85 cts. 


BURG. Can be used when small or 
large. Ready in five weeks after sow- 
ing, and continues tender and mild a long time. One of the most 
popular sorts. Oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

}4lh. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 25 cts., lb. 8s cts. 


Culture. Winter Radishes should be sown after the middle of 
June, sowing for succession, especially of the Chinese varieties, until 
the middle of August. They grow best in the cooler weather. Dig 
up before severe frost and store in sand in cool cellar. When they 
are to be used throw them into cold 
water for a short time and they will 
regain their freshness. As winter 
Radishes grow much larger than 
spring Radishes, care should be taken 
to thin them. 

All varieties, s cts. per large packet, 

except as noted 
ISH FROM JAPAN. This grows to 
immense size, a single Radish fre- 
quently being larger than a man's 
head. The Japanese use it both raw 
or cut and cooked the same as tur- 
nips. It is well worth trying. If 
planted in the spring it runs to seed 
too soon. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
141b. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
Roots average a foot in length and 
S inches through. They grow mostly 
above the surface. This is the finest 
of all extra-large white Radishes, the 
flesh always being crisp, mild and 
juicy. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 
round Radish that may be sown at 
all seasons. Matures in six or seven 
weeks. Liked wherever tried. Oz. 
IS cts., Mlb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
CHINA ROSE. Bright rose-color, 
with firm, tender, white flesh. Oz. 
10 cts., i<tlb. 25 cts., lb. 8s cts. 
One of the best black Radishes, with 
crisp, mild flesh. Will keep all winter 
in damp sand. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 25 cts., lb. 8s cts. 
ROUND BLACK SPANISH. Popular with the Germans, who call 

it Reltig. Oz. 10 cts., J-ilb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 
LONG BLACK SPANISH. Black skin; white flesh; keeps well. 
Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Celestial Radish 


Culture. Sow in shallow drills, i ounce of seed to 12s feet, which 
will make 1,000 plants. Thin to 10 or 12 inches apart and transplant 
next spring to permanent bed, 3 feet apart in the row with rows 4 to 
6 feet apart. Do not cut until third year from seed. 

LARGE VICTORIA. An excellent cooking variety, grown every- 
where. Pkt. s cts., oz. IS cts., Mlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. so. 


Set roots with crowns 4 inches below surface. Rhubarb may be 
forced with little trouble. Dig or buy roots in fall; after they have 
been frozen put them in barrels with rich soil and place in your 
cellar. The stalks will shoot up red and tender, bringing high prices 
and being fine for table use. 

Si. so per doz., postpaid; by exp., 15c. each, Si per doz., Ss per 
100. Undivided clumps, 250. ea, $2.50 per doz., S15 per 100, by ex. 


Long Season Spinach 


Culture. For very early use. sow in spring in drills a foot apart, 
thinning out for use as greens. For fall use, sow in August. A winter 
crop, to be kept over until spring, may be sown in September. 
One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill; twelve pounds will sow one acre 

LONG SEASON. Withstands hot *a|^rKi7S\7ET"TYl 

weather for a long period, without ^^^'^ ^ ^ ' 
shooting to seed. It forms a thick mass of heavy, crumpled leaves, 
which are of an intensely dark green. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 
15 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. Si. 5°. 10 lbs. S2.7S 
either for spring or summer 
use and perfectly hardy for fall or winter. Dark green, with tender, 
very crumpled leaves. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 15 cts., lb. 
4S cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. Si. So. 


VOY, or BLOOMSDALE. Popular r^tlV-.l>^.L.I Tf 

for fall sow'ing. Has thick, large leaves, finely curled, and pro- 
duced in great numbers. Excellent for shipping. Pkt. s cts., oz. 
8 cts., Mlb. IS cts., lb. 40 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 30 cts., 
10 lbs. or more, 2S cts. per lb. 
PARISIAN LONG-STANDING. Broad, heavy, dark green leaves, 
with the true Savoy appearance. Pkt. s cts., oz. 8 cts., Mlb. iS 
cts., lb. 40 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. or more, 
22 cts. per lb. 

VICTORIA. Stands long without going to seed; has leaves of very 
dark green, almost black. Thick and spread out flat upon the 
ground. Not very hardy. Pkt. s cts., oz. 8 cts., Mlb. is cts., 
lb. 40 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 30c., 10 lbs. or more, 25c. per lb. 

ENKHUIZEN LONG-STANDING. Large, thick; dark green. 
Seed from Holland. Pkt. s cts., oz. 8 cts., Mlb. is cts., lb. 35 cts., 
postpaid; by express, lb. 2S cts., 10 lbs. or more, 22 cts. per lb. 

thick, dark green leaves. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., M'b. is cts., lb. 
3S cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 250., 10 lbs. or more, 22c. per lb. 

BROAD-LEAVED ROUND-SEEDED. Large, thick, green leaves, 
somewhat crumpled. Pkt. s cts., oz. 8 cts., Mlb. IS cts., lb. 35 cts., 
postpaid; by express, 10 lbs. or more, 22 cts. per lb. 


WALTER^ p. STOKES J 219 Market §treet. PHIbADELPHIA,RA. 

TOMATOES-My Specialty 

For twenty years I have been known, in a way, as a Tomato Specialist. In that time I have grown on my own trial-grounds every 
variety of Tomato introduced by any seedsman in America or Europe. Throughout all that time I have been improving constantl /, but 
I have introduced few varieties, preferring to wait until I had something that I knew was the best that could be grown. The famous 
Earliana and the great Bonny Best were introduced by my firm. 

No department of my business is given more attention than the growing and development of Tomato seed. The seeds go so far. 
and the results from different strains are so manifest, that it is the height of folly to buy Tomato seed because it is cheap. A few cents" 
difference in price ma.y make the difference between a good crop and a poor one. It does not pay to experiment with cheap Tomato 
seed. All the seed I offer is grown especially for seed and not for canning. The crops are carefully inspected during growth, and can 
be relied upon to be true to name and the very best type of the variety offered. 

Culture. Sow in hotbeds in early spring, or the seed may be sown in shallow boxes and placed in a window. Transplant to the open 
ground when all danger of frost is past, setting the plants 3 to 4 feet apart each way. For very early use, the seed should be transplanted 
into small pots, and these set out in the open ground when it is warm enough. 

One ounce will produce about 1,300 plants 

If Tomatoes are wanted for very early market, say about the middle of June, start them inside in pots or boxes, and, when set out, 
train them to stakes and trim them to two leads, and the fruit is much improved, not only in appearance, but in quality. It also looks 
neat and is economical of space. For fine, large specimens for exhibition, where high color and attractive appearance are desired, thin out 
the clusters a little and cover with paper sacks. These paper sacks, or bags, should be put on when the fruit is about three-fourths grown.. 
Try the Bonny Best Early this way — it will surprise and delight you, and prove that I know what I am talking about. 

NEW RED ROCK. Very solid and free from an excess of water; 

Floracrof t Eaxliana. 

A great improvement over the ordinaxy'strain 
of my original Earliana 



Ten davs to two weeks earlier than 


Chalk's Early Jewel and as early as Earliana. Vigorous grower 
enormously prolific, sets twelve to fifteen smooth, round, globe- 
shaped fruits in crown setting. Color intense, velvety, glowing 
scarlet; the Tomatoes ripen evenly to the stem without crack or 
black spot; the entire picking will grade in the same crate owing 
to its remarkable evenness of size. Pkt. 10 cts., J^oz. 25 cts., 
oz. 40 cts.. 141b. Si. 25, lb. S4. See color plate on page 25, 
and read what others say of it. 


saved from the crown-setting only, especially for greenhouse use. 
Pkt. 20 cts., ViOz. 85 cts., oz. Si. 50. 

EARLY. This is hke all 
the other "Stokes' Standards" — one of the very choicest varieties 
grown. It is very early, enormously prolific and uniform in size. 
The flesh is very solid and has a fine flavor. It tends toward the 
globe shape. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., }^lb. Si. 25, lb. $4. 

FLORACROFT EARLIANA. As the original introducer of Earliana 
Tomato I have preserved all of its good points, and I oft'er stock 
which is unequaled in earliness, uniformity, size, shape and pro- 
ductiveness. Floracroft Earliana should not be confused with 
the ordinary strain of Earliana Tomato usually sold, as a great 
deal of the seed in the country has deteriorated. Pkt. 10 cts., 
}4oz. 20 cts., oz. 35 cts., J41b. Si. lb. S3. 50. 

CROWN-SETTING EARLIANA SEED. This is saved from crow- 
settings only, for greenhouse forcing and extra-early plants, and is 
offered while it lasts at 20 cts. per pkt., J^oz. 85 cts., oz. $1.50. 


smooth and fine red. For a late sort and for canning factories it is 
unexcelled, as it has produced as high as twenty-five tons to the- 
acre. The vine is strong and vigorous, protecting the fruit from 
sunscald. It ripens late, requiring about no days from setting to- 
ripe fruit. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., J^lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75, post- 
paid; by express, 10 lbs. or more, $2.50 per lb. 
ENORMOUS. Free from rough surface and ungainly shape. Round, 
solid and heavy, with thick, firm flesh, few seeds and no core. 
Color deep, rich red with no trace of purple. Pkt. 10 cts., oz.. 
50 cts., Mlb. S1.35, lb. $5. 
MATCHLESS. Rich cardinal-red. Fruits solid, free from core, of 
good flavor and with splendid keeping qualities. It ripens clear up 
to the stem. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 34lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 
STONE. The fruit is large and deep, bright scarlet, firm and of 
good quality. My strain is selected from specimens that ripened 
dear to the stem. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Jilb. 70 cts., lb. S2.50. 
CHALK'S JEWEL. A fine second-early Tomato with ball-shaped 

fruit. Oz. 30 cts., Mlb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 
SUCCESS. Resembles Bonny Best in growng fruit in clusters. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Mlb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
LORELLARD. For greenhouse forcing; bright, glossy red, smooth 
and sohd. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., J^4lb. Si. 10, lb. S4. 

STOKES' STANDARD mk |( ill I I | I 11 1 III || 

CROP. Matures rather late, H.jrVti:> a IMINUAKUl 

lasts well into the fall. The vine is strong and vigorous and bears 
freely. Fruit is bright, without core, and ripens up evenly to the 
stem'. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., U'b. 90 cts.. lb. S3. 



ited Roclc. One of the finest large Tomatoes ever grown 




June Pink. True to color; enormously productive 


In many markets pink-fruited Tomatoes are preferred to the red- 
fruited and bring a better price. Most southern growers prefer the 
pink-fruited sorts. 

JUNE PINK. The earliest and most «^fcro"pp^ i a |T Vl 

productive pink-fruited Tomato ever — t_| 
introduced. It is in reality a pink Earliana, having the same 
habit of growth and form, and ripening just as early. The foliage 
resembles Earliana so closely that many, not observing the fruit, 
would think it was that variety. It is enormously productive, 
developing good-sized fruits throughout the season. In my field 
tests, the vines after the crop had been harvested were green, 
bright and free from blight. In going over a field of five acres, 
growing for seed, I could not find a single plant whose fruit was 
off in color or showed any roughness. June Pink requires careful 
breeding to keep its quality up to the standard, and my stock has 
had this care. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 35 cts., Mlb. Ii, lb. $3.50. 

STOKES' STANDARD aigMfT^^i^-r^QtoTA M r\A nnl 

GLOBE. Florida and the ^^STOKES STAN DARDI 

South demand this Tomato for shipping to northern markets. 
It is unexcelled for this purpose, because it may be picked green 
and hard, and will ripen up beautifully afterward, just about in 
time to be marketed three or four days after it is picked and shipped. 
Stokes' Standard Globe is just right in size, 144 to the crate. 
It is just right in shape and just right in color. Stokes' Standard 
Globe is strong and vigorous, enormously prolific, and every 
seed yet offered is saved from selected fruit. You will get splendid 
results from this seed. It is the finest variety of Globe ever offered. 
My reputation is back of it. I never have been able to get enough 
of this seed to fill all orders, because I insist on having only perfect 
stock. Because the quantity is limited I advise you to order early 
Pkt. 10 cts., J/20Z. 25 cts., oz. 40 cts., Mlb. $1.25, lb. $4.50. 

LIVINGSTON'S GLOBE. New Jersey-grown stock, a good strain. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Mlb. 8s cts., lb. I3. 

GIANT-FRUITED ACME. The Acme Tomato for years was the 
standard pink sort, but through long growing, it deteriorated in 
size. It now has been carefully crossed and re-crossed for size of 
fruit, producing the Giant-fruited Acme, a larger, more handsome, 
early pink Tomato of splendid quality. Giant-fruited Acme is 
practically as early as the old type and, because of its fine, uniform, 
handsome fruits, sells readily at much higher prices. It yields won- 
derfully. The fruit is solid, meaty and almost seedless, and is 
excellent for shipping. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Mlb. $1, lb. ^3.50. 

PINK FLORIDA SPECIAL. Large, smooth, second-early. This is 
one of the best for the southern shipper. It is a splendid, firm 
large, pink or purplish red Tomato, which gives splendid satisfac- 
tion where extreme earliness is not required. It grows large, with 
very firm and solid fruit and few seeds. It bears enormously, 
producing large, fine fruit longer than almost any other variety. 
The fruit holds its size well up to the last picking. It carries 
splendidly. Florida growers who have used it will have nothing 
else. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Mlb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

DUKE OF YORK. This variety also is popular in Florida and other 
southern states. The Tomato is round, large, firm and of fine, 
flavor. The fruit ripens more uniformly than most other sorts, 
and runs remarkably even in size. The color is an attractive 
purplish red. The vines are not subject to rust or blight. Pkt. 
19 cts., oz. 35 cts., J^lb. $1, lb. I3.50. 

TRUCKERS' FAVORITE. A large, purple-fruited Tomato, re- 
commended wherever a late purple fruit is wanted. The Tomatoes 
run very regular in form and color. They are solid and thick- 
meated and have a good flavor. The vines bear until frost and are 
not subject to rust or blight. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Mlb. $1, lb. S3 

LIVINGSTON'S BEAUTY. Purplish pink; large and smooth, 
with thick flesh; regular form. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 34lb. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.50. 

EARLY ACME. The earliest of all the pink sorts except June Pink. 
Smooth, round and productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Mlb. 75 cts., 
lb. S2.S0. 

DWARF CHAMPION. Dwarf plant with upright foliage; early and 
popular. Fruit resembles Acme. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., }i\h. 
85 cts., lb. S3. 

PONDEROSA. The largest pink Tomato in cultivation. The 
fruits are oblong, generally ribbed and solid, frequently weighing 
one pound or more. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., M^b. Si. 10, lb. S4. 


GOLDEN QUEEN. The best large, smooth, solid, yellow Tomato. 
Popular for sauce and preserves. I kt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., J^lb. Si, 
lb. S3-S0. 


All of these are used for making preserves and pies and for pickling, 
but are popular also for eating raw. 
SUPERB SALAD. It grows in clusters 
of from five to ten, and is just the 
right size for serving whole as a salad on lettuce leaves with 
mayonnaise dressing, or for putting up whole in glass jars. It 
is solid, of fine texture and thin skinned; of beautiful color and 
most attractive. It is not recommended as a field crop for market, 
but is e-xcellent for the purposes stated. Pkt. 10 cts., Vzoz. 35 cts., 
oz. 60 cts., 34lb. S2. 
YELLOW PLUM. Plum-shaped, bright yellow fruit, about 2 
inches long and an inch in diameter. Of good flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., )4lb. 75 cts. 
RED CHERRY. Round, scarlet fruits, an inch through, in large 

clusters. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., }ilh. 75 cts. 
RY. Each fruit is 
enclosed in a husk, 
as a pea is enclosed in 
apod. The fruits are 
small and yellow, of 
fine flavor, and their 
form of growth 
makes them a pleas- 
ing novelty for any 
garden. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., 34lb. 75c. 





Big Tom Pumpkins 


Culture. Plant in spring with field corn, in hills lo or more 
feet apart, four seeds in a hill, or for garden planting, in hills 6 feet 
apart. Do not plant near melon or squash vines, as they mix. 
One pound will plant 200 to 300 hills; four to six pounds will plant 
an acre 


The flesh is fine-grained 
and tender, unequaled for pies. The pumpkin is 10 to 12 inches in 
diameter, cylindrical in shape, and a beautiful golden yellow, finely 
netted on the outside like a muskmelon. Each vine bears several 
fine pumpkins of uniform size. The crop may be kept for months 
if stored in a warm, dry place. Pkt. s cts., oz. 10 cts., }ilh. 30 
cts., lb. Si. 

BIG TOM. This is the Pumpkin the ^^fcTcpp^i a ■ T>y»-| 

canners want for canning. It is very ^^^■^t^C.K^ 1/^1.1 T.-[ 

large, with both skin and flesh of rich deep orange. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
8 cts., Mlb. IS cts., lb. 40 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. 5i.50. 

KING OF THE MAMMOTHS. The '» Tai |i o p g/-> 1 a 1 TVl 

great big Pumpkins you see at the fair ' f 

are nearly always grown from this seed. I had an exhibit of these in 
front of my store last October, and most people were amazed at 
their size. The skin is hght, and the flesh is thick, bright yellow, 
fine-grained, and of exceUent quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
}4,lh. 50 cts., lb. Si. so. 

MAMMOTH GOLDEN CUSHAW. A crook-necked variety of 

immense size, rich, dark golden yellow, with thick, fine flesh. 

Pkt. s cts., oz. 10 cts., 34lt>. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
LARGE SWEET CHEESE. Creamy buff-colored, round and 

flattened, averaging 20 inches to 2 feet in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 


Large packets, s cts. each; deduct 10 cts. per pound if ordered by 
express or freight 

CUSHAW, or CROOKNECK. The old standard Crookneck. Oz. 
10 cts., }4lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

white. Rich yellow flesh. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb- 3° cts., lb. Si. 

SMALL SUGAR. Extra early, prolific and sweet; orange-color. 
Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 25 cts., 4 lbs. 75 cts. 

TENNESSEE SWEET POTATO. Bell-shaped; white flesh. Oz. 
10 cts., M'b. 2S cts., lb. 90 cts. 

WINTER LUXURY. Round; golden yellow; finely netted. Oz. 
10 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

QUAKER PIE. Oval; cream-colored skin and flesh. Oz. 10 cts., 
Mlb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

feeding stock. Oz. 5 cts., Mlb. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., postpaid; by 
express, 10 lbs. S2.25, bus. of 25 lbs., 


Culture. Sow in hills in the same manner and at the same 
time as cucumbers and melons, the bush varieties 2 to 3 feet apart 
and the running varieties 6 to 9 feet apart. 

One ounce will plant 20 to 40 hills; four to six pounds will plant one acre 


Large packet of any of the following varieties, 5 cts. 
MER. A patty-pan variety; 



clear white with scalloped edges; excellent for summer use 

10 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

duces large, thick, patty-pan 

Squashes with scalloped edges; 

often a foot in diameter. Of the 

true bush form, never running. 

Oz. IOC, J^lb. 25c., lb. 90 cts. 

WHITE BUSH. The earliest 

white pattv-pan. Oz. 10 cts., 

Mlb. 30 cts'., lb. Si. 

BUSH. The yellow patty-pan. 

Oz. 10 cts., Mlb- 30 cts., lb. Si. 
COCOZELLA. Oblong, with 

smooth skin, mottled dark 

green and yellow. An Italian 

favorite. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 

30 cts., lb. Si. 

large, golden yellow bush; fine 

for market. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 

30 cts., lb. Si. 

NECK. Early; small, yellow 
crookneck Squash of fine qual- 
ity. Oz. IOC, Mlb. 30c., lb. Si. 

CROOKNECK. Large, and fine 
for market. Fruits i J4 to 2 feet 
long. The popular summer 
Squash. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 30 
cts., lb. Si. 

Golden Summer Crookneck. 


Large packets of any of the following varieties, 5 cts. 

"^^E^^'c^L^^d^k^g^n: ■ mSTOKES-STANDARDl 

very fine-grained with golden yellow flesh. Oz. 15 cts., Mlb- 
40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

BOSTON MARROW. Oval; bright orange skin and flesh; of su- 
perior quality; keeps late. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

Marrow. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

HUBBARD. The old favorite \vinter Squash. Oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 35 
cts., lb. Si. 25. 

RED, or GOLDEN HUBBARD. Rich, orange-yellow skin. Oz. 

15 cts., Mlb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
CHICAGO WARTED HUBBARD. More heavily warted than 

the standard Hubbard. Oz. 15 cts., M'b. 35 cts., lb. Si. 2s. 
FORDHOOK. Oblong, 8 to 10 inches long, ■with thin, yellow skin 

and light yellow flesh. Good for both summer and winter use. 

Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
MAMMOTH CHILI. Often weighs 200 pounds. Pkt. 10 cts., 

oz. IS cts., Mlb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 50. 


Culture. Sow as early as ground can be worked, in drills a foot 
apart and i inch deep. Thin to 6 inches apart. Cultivate the same 
as parsnips. Dig part in fall; leave rest in ground for spring use. 

One ounce will sow 60 feet of drill; eight to ten pounds an acre 
MAMMOTH SANDWICH ISLAND. Roots are pure white, heavy 

and thick; unsurpassed in quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb, 

40 cts., lb. f I. 


§\Standarb Seeds^I vegetable ,^eeds 


Culture. For early Turnips sow as soon as the ground is warm 
enough. For winter use sow from the middle of July until the end 
of August. Small varieties will be ready for use in six to eight weeks. 
The seed is generally sown broadcast, but larger crops are obtained, 
particularly of Rutabagas, by cultivating in drills i8 inches apart and 
thinning to 6 inches apart in the drills. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill; i pound of seed to the acre in 
drills; 2 to 3 pounds to the acre if sown broadcast 


All varieties 5 cts. per large packet 


A true table Turnip and one of the 


best. Large, handsome, globe-shaped with white, fine-grained, 
tender, sweet flesh. Surface color white with purple top. Grown 
extensively and stored in pits for fall and winter use. Produces 
enormous crops. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid; 
by express, 5 lbs, $3, 10 lbs. $5.50. 
are very early and the most tender of all Turnips for table use. 
Handsome, somewhat flattened, smooth; of a clear ivory-white 
with purple top; flesh snow-white. Oz. 10 cts., M'b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
EXTRA-EARLY MILAN. Like Purple-Top Milan, but with flesh 
and skin both of a clear ivory-white. Oz. 10 cts., J4lb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

^''^^ifr^.^lt^^stSZ: -^ STOKES'STANDARDj 

white-fleshed Turnip with reddish purple skin on upper half. Fine- 
grained, mild and tender. Keeps excellently. Oz. 10 cts., }4lb. 
25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

PURPLE-TOP FLAT. Strap-leaved. Standard, popular, early 
sort. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb- 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid. 

EARLY WHITE FLAT DUTCH. Popular for market; grows 
rapidly. Oz. 10 cts., H^b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid. 

EARLY WHITE EGG. Very handsome; excellent for early or late. 
Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

table and stock. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid. 

LARGE COW HORN. A white Turnip of peculiar shape, growing 
partly above the ground. Sow with rape or crimson clover for 
turning under. Good for stock. Oz. 10 cts., J4lb. 20 cts., lb. 
65 cts., postpaid. 


GOLDEN BALL, or ORANGE JELLY. Small; very early; fine 
quality. Oz. 10 cts., J'4lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid; by express, 
S lbs. S2.S0. 

YELLOW, or AMBER GLOBE. Fine shipper; popular for market. 
Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. 

YELLOW ABERDEEN, GLOBE-SHAPED. Very large; fine for 
table or cattle. Oz. 10 cts., J4lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid; by 
express, 5 lbs. S2.50. 


"^R°^'lB!ll^°vtii^v° - ^STOKES'STANDARDt 

fleshed, with large, clean, smooth bulbs of great solidity, keeping 
until spring. The sweetest, best variety for stock-feeding. Pkt. 
S cts., oz. ID cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
LONG-ISLAND PURPLE-TOP. Fine yellow flesh; very large. 
Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. 

MEYERS' PURPLE-TOP BEAUTY. Bears large crops, of excel- 
lent table quality, popular in the markets. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 
20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. I2.50. 

IMPROVED PURPLE -TOP YELLOW. An excellent strain of 
choicest quality, very popular. Oz. 10 cts., }4^h. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts., 
postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $2. 

LARGE WHITE. Very productive and large; white skin and flesh. 
Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 


SEVEN TOP. Grown only for its leaves, which are eaten as greens 
or salad. Very hardy. Oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 


'■ Culture. Sow in February in the plant-bed protected by plant- 
bed cloth to keep off tobacco flies. When the plants are large enough 
in June set out in highly manured soil. Set in rows 33/2 feet apart, 
and 3 feet between the plants. Constant care must be given to 
cultivating, suckering, examining for worms, etc. 

One ounce will sow a bed of 50 square yards 
CHOICE HAVANA. Large leaf of fine quality. Very early. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 25 cts., l-ilh. Si. lb. S3. 
CONNECTICUT SEED LEAF. Leaves not so long but of good 

width. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., }4lb. 60 cts., lb. I2. 
Other named varieties can be supplied when desired. Write for 




I have unusually good facilities for growing vegetable plants in 
my extensive greenhouses at Floracroft. The growers are practical 
men, who know just what every plant should be, and who grow it 
so it will give results. The plants are not forced, but are grown in 
coolhouses and hardened off so they will keep right on growing when 
moved to the open ground. They are transplanted frequently, and 
every plant has strong, fibrous roots, far better than can be had in 
the Southern-grown stock which floods the market in the spring.. 
Our potted Eggplants and potted Bonny Best and Earliana Tomato 
plants have a great reputation. If you want plants in quantities 
order early, and I will grow them especially for you at reduced 

CABBAGE PLANTS. Early, transplanted plants, ready in March,, 
hardened oft" in a coldframe. Varieties: Early Jersey Wakefield, 
Qtiick Cash, and Early Summer. 25 cts. for 25, 40 cts. for 50,, 
65 cts. per 100, $4 per 1,000. 

Transplanted plants, ready about May i, all standard early sorts. 
50 cts. per 100, S2.50 per 1,000. 

Field-grown plants, ready about June 15, standard late va- 
rieties. 25 cts. per 100, Si for 500, Si. 75 per 1,000; 5,000 plants and 
over, Si. 50 per 1,000. 

CAULIFLOWER PLANTS, Early Alabaster and SnowbaU. 
Ready in April. Potted, 50 cts. per doz., $4 per 100; transplanted, 
25 cts. per doz., Si. 50 per 100. 

CELERY PLANTS. Ready July i. Golden Heart, Winter Queen, 
Golden Self -blanching. White Plume, Pascal, and others. 
40 cts. per 100, S4 per 1,000. 

LETTUCE PLANTS. Ready in April. Head and curled-leaf va- 
rieties, grown in flats. 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 100, S5 per 1,000. 

EGGPLANTS. Ready in May and June. Black Beauty, New Jer- 
sey Improved, Large Purple Smooth Stem. Grown in pots, 
50c. per doz., S4 per 100; out of hotbeds, 30c. per doz., S2 per 100. 

PEPPER PLANTS. Ready in May and June. Large Bell, Ruby- 
King. 20 cts. per doz.. Si. 25 per 100. 

SWEET POTATO PLANTS. Vineland Bush. 75 cts. per 100, 
S5 per 1,000. Carolina, Up-Rivers and Nansemond. 40 cts. 
per 100, S2.50 per 1,000. 

TOMATO PLANTS. Ready in May and June. We make a spe- 
cialty of Tomato Plants, and can supply all the leading varieties. 
Potted Earliana and Stokes' Bonny Best Early, 50 cts. per doz., 
S4 per 100, S30 per 1,000; transplanted, 20 cts. per doz., Si per 100, 
S7 per 1,000; not trans- 
planted, S5 per 1,000. 
I keep stocks of the plants 

mostly in demand at my store 

in April, and can supply all 

kinds promptly. 


Although cultural directions 
are given in this Catalogue, I 
have prepared essays giving 
fuller instructions on Aspara- 
gus, Cabbage and Cauliflower, 
Celery, Hotbeds and Cold- 
frames, Lawns, Lettuce, 
Muskmelons and Water- 
melons, Mushroom Culture, 
Onions, Tomatoes, The Vege- 
table Garden, and Vegetables 
Under Glass. These will be 
sent free when asked for with Potted Tomato Plants as grown at 
seed orders. "Floracroft." Notice ball of roots 



Crego Giant Comet Aster 

Semple's Branching Aster 

Flower Seeds 

Flower seeds may be had in all qualities, some costing the dealer only one-tenth as much as the same varieties in the best quality. 
The seeds I offer are the best obtainable, produced by the most expert growers, whose constant endeavor is to improve the strains. 

Special Premium on Flower Seed Orders 

On orders for Flower Seeds of Si and over, I will send free, when asked for, a book on "Home Floriculture." It is a complete 
guide for the growing of flowers in the house and garden, cut-flower work, etc. 173 pages. Price, for extra copies, 25 cts. each. 

Free Leaflets on Flowers. To aid my customers in securing the best results, I have prepared a series of leaflet essays on flower- 
culture. I will send any of these to buyers of flower seeds, who ask for them when they order. The subjects covered are: Annuals from 
Seed, Asters, Bulbs, Ferns, Gladioli, Hardy Perennials, The Pansy, Rose-Culture, The Sweet Pea. 


Culture. Stokes' Superb Asters are of easy culture and deservedly popular. Sow seed in March and April in coldframes, or 

boxes in the house, covering them V^inch deep, and when plants have three or four leaves, transplant about 18 inches apart each way into 
beds. Look out for black Aster beetle when the buds first begin to come, picking them off by hand. Ask for leaflet on Aster culture. 

Stokes' Standard Asters 

This is a strain of the Branching Aster that, after careful test on 
my trial grounds, produced the finest result of any Asters that I 
have ever seen, and this strain I offer is, I believe, the very finest that 
can be grown. They are the best for the private garden, and for the 
florist and farmer who grows flowers to sell in market, and they 
can be had, by successive sowings, in bloom from August until late 

in the fall. 
Pxire White 




.So 10 

Lavender . . 
Crimson . . . 
Dark Violet 

.$0 10 

One pkt. each of the 7 varieties, 50 cts. 

Queen of the Market Asters 

Practically the earliest Asters in cultivation, while the flowers are 
not surpassed in beauty by any of the later varieties. They are of 
dwarf, branching habit, with many long, upright stems.»crowned with 
feathery, very double flowers. 15 inches high. 


White So 10 

Pink 10 

Crimson 10 

Queen of the Market, Mixed. 

Light Blue. 
Dark Blue . . 


Pkt. 10 cts. 

So 10 

Giant Comet, or Ostrich Plume Asters 

A very beautiful and distinct class, with long, curled and twisted 
petals formed into loose, yet dense, half globes, large and fine. 

White Fleece. One of the largest and most perfect of the Comet 
type, bearing flowers quite 5 inches across; pure, glistening white; 
makes a fine companion to Lavender Gem. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Lavender Gem. The color is an exquisite shade of lavender, deep- 
ening with age. Flowers often 6 to 7 inches across. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Peerless Pink. A cross between the Crego and Semple types. 
Beautiful shell-pink; flowers very large. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Crego Giant Comet Asters. The acme of perfection in Asters, 
attaining height of 2 feet, well branched, with long, strong stems. Ar- 
tistic, graceful flowers, rarely less than 4 inches across. Bloom from 
mid-August through September. Best to keep after cutting. 


Light Blue So 10 

Dark Blue 10 

Mixed 10 

Snow- White. 




.So 10 



Hohenzollern Asters 

An excellent cut-flower type, with double-curled petals, resembling 
a Japanese chrysanthemum. Flowers 4 to 6 inches across; long stems. 

Pure White So 10 

Crimson 10 

Rose 10 


Light Blue $0 10 

Dark Blue 10 

Mixed 10 


Ill grrOKE^' iStandarb SgEPa^l flowei^ seeds 

Semple's Late-Flowering Branching 

The Branching Aster is very popular. The branching habit is 
accompanied with great vigor of growth and profusion of bloom. 
Flowers of extraordinary size and exceedingly graceful, and ar< 
borne erect on very long stems. Blooms until fall. 

Pure White. 
Crimson .... 


Light Blue 

Dark Blue 

Choice Mixed Sorts. 



Peony-Flowered Perfection Asters 

A favorite type. Thrifty, upright plants; large, fine flowers, with 
long, incurved petals. The florists' Aster and one of the finest. 


S now- White 





Choice Mixed Sorts . 

. $0 10 

Victoria Asters 

A magnificent race of Asters. The colors include many delicate 
and some gorgeous shades; flowers very double. 4 inches across, and 
from twenty to thirty in a single plant; 15 to 18 inches high. 

Pure White. 


So 10 

Deep Scarlet 

Choice Mixed Sorts . 


So 10 


Four Beautiful American Asters 

Most beautiful, bushy, branching Asters, growing about 2 feet 
high, with large, double flowers composed of incurved petals almost 
as regularly placed as in a dahlia. The flowers are borne upright on 
stiff, long stems, and the plants in bloom are charming beyond 
description. For cutting purposes there are no finer Asters grown. 

Daybreak. Medium early; delicate shell-pink. Flowers very 
double, on long stems. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Violet King. One of the finest quUled-petal Asters 

Purity. A pure white companion to Daybreak. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Violet King. Very large, soft violet-lilac flowers, vnth quilled 
petals completely covering the crown. Vigorous in growth and with 
long, stiff stems. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Crimson King. Magnificent new crimson Aster; flowers 4 to 5 
inches in diameter, with long, slender, curved petals. Pkt. 10 cts. 

ACROCLINIUM. An "everlasting" for winter 
bouquets. Pkt. 5 cts. 

ADONIS .ffiSTIVALIS. Annual. Crimson flower; 
feathery foliage. Pkt. 5 cts. 


A splendid annual for bedding and borders. 

Blue Perlection. Dark blue; dwarf; finest of 
all. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Blue Star. 4 to 5 inches high, covered with light 
blue flowers; splendid for edging. Pkt. is cts. 

Choice Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 


Annual for borders, edgings, baskets, pots, rock- 
work or for cutting. 

Carpet of Snow (Procumbens). White; very 
dwarf, only 2 to 3 inches high; fine for edging. 
Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 35 cts. 

Little Gem, or Compactum. Has as many as 
three hundred heads of snow-white flowers at one 
time on one plant. 6 inches. Pkt. s cts., oz. 35 cts. 

Sweet Alyssum. Pkt. s cts., oz. 20 cts. 

Little Gem Alyssum on Backs 


Caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding). Annual; crim- 
son; 3 feet. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Tiicolor (Joseph's Coat). Leaves red, yellow 
and green; 3 feet. Pkt. s cts. 

Antirrhinum, Giant-Flowered 


One of the finest perennials. If planted early, 
will flower the first year. Flowers nearly double 
the size of the older sorts. 

Giant Pure White. Very large. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Giant Scarlet. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Giant Yellow. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Giant Mixed Colors. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Aquilegia (Columbi ne) 

A hardy perennial. 

Single Varieties, Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Double Varieties, Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 


Royal Camellia-flowered, Prize Mixed. A 

fine strain of very double flowers of exquisite 
shades. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Camellia-flowered Pure White (Alba perfecia). 
A really pure white, very double Balsam. Pkt. loc. 

Camellia-flowered Scarlet. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Camellia -flowered Pink. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Double Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

BRACHYCOME. Dwarf-growing annual often 
called Swan River Daisy. Single blue or white 
flowers; mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 

CACALIA. A garden annual with tassel-shaped 
flowers. Known as Flora's Paint-brush. Golden 
yellow and scarlet mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 

CALENDULA, Fine Mixed. Dwarf, bushy an- 
nual. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. IS cts. 

annual; height i foot; yellow, with a circle of 
crimson-brown. Pkt. s cts. 
Mixed, s cts. 


Some are hardy perennials and some biennials. 

Medium (Canterbury Bells). Bloom first year 
if sown early. Double Blue, Double White, 
Double Rose, Double Mixed. Each, pkt. 10 cts. 

Cup and Saucer (C. calycanlhema). Symmetri- 
cal plant often with thirty or forty flowers open at 
the same time on a single plant. Flowers are large, 
resembling a cup and saucer. Colors: Blue, Rose, 
Lilac and White. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Pyramidalis, Mixed. Blue or white. Plants 
grow 4 feet high; bell-shaped flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Pyramidalis alba. A white sort of C. pyramid- 
alis. Pkt. =; ct-s. 

Campanula pyramidalis 


WALTEF^P. STOKES j 219 Market ^eet, PHIbADEXMilAJRA. 

Candytuft, New Empress 


Crozy's Dwaxf Large-flowering Mixed. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

Tall Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 


One of the best flowering plants for edging, bed- 
ding, massing and for cutting. 

Crimson. Very beautiful, i ft. Pkt. 5 cts. 

New Empress, or Giant White Hyacinth- 
flowered. Very branching, covered with large 
trusses of pure white flowers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

Lavender. Pkt. s cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Fine Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 


It is very interesting to grow Carnations from 
seed. The Marguerite Carnations are especially 
adapted for outdoor culture, growing them as 
annuals from seed sown in the spring. The plants 
begin to bloom in about four months. 

Giant Marguerite. Flowers are of brilliant 
colors, perfect form and large. Those sown in 
spring begin flowering ia early summer, and con- 
tinue to bloom until frost. 

Four colors: Crimson, White, Rose, Striped. 
Separate packets, each 10 cts. 

Mixed, all colors. Pkt. 10 cts. 

New Dwarf Large -flowering Marguerite. An 
improvement on the above in size of flower; dwarf er 
and more stocky plants. Pkt. 15 cts. 

Finest German Double Mixed. Saved from 
extra-choice, named, double flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Giant of Nice. A new giant strain of perpetual 
Carnations, attaining an immense size and produc- 
ing nearly all double flowers with a large per- 
centage of yellows. Deliciously fragrant. Magnifi- 
cent variety of colors and markings. Flowers last 
a long time after being cut; valuable to the florist. 
Pkt. 20 cts., 3 pkts. 50 cts. 

Chabaud's Giant Fancy Perpetual-flowering. 
The latest creation of a famous French specialist, 
surpassing all other Carnations in richness and 
variety of coloring. Flowers continuously; immense 
double blooms frequently have fringed edges, some 
rich solid colors, others tinted and blended. Very 
sweet perfume. Pkt. 15 cts. 
CASTOR-OIL BEAN. See Ricinus, page 41. 


Pink Plume (C. plumosa spicala). The flowers of 
this charming Celosia are of a fresh, bright rose 
tint, and the lower involucres change gradually to a 
silvery white, thus presenting to the eye a most 
charming combination of color. The elegant, long- 
stemmed flowers preserve their beauty even in 
unfavorable weather, and are excellent for making 
up bouquets, etc. They are very suitable for 
drying. Pkt. 10 cts. 

CELOSIA. continued 
Golden Plume. Bright golden yellow. Pkt. 

10 cts., ■.20Z. 25 cts. 

Crimson Plume (C. plumosa Thompsoni). Crim- 
son. Of pyramidal growth, attaining a height of 
a little more than 2 feet, and producing graceful, 
feathery plumes of the most brilliant crimson. Pkt. 
10 cts., 34oz. 25 cts. . 

Thompsoni Mixed. The grandest strain of 
Celosia with feathery plumes yet introduced. 
ISILxture of every shade from golden yellow to 
blood-red. 2 feet. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Crested Cockscomb (C. cristala). Mixed. Pkt. sc. 
CLARKIA elegans. . Charming annual; large. 

purple flowers. Pkt. 5 cts. 
CLEOME pungens (Giant Spider Plant). Showy, 

rose-colored annual; 3 feet. Pkt. 5 cts. 
COREOPSIS lanceolata. Hardy perennial; 

bright golden yellow flowers on long stems. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 


■ Exquisite blue flowers of easiest culture. 

Double Blue. Fine. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

Alba pura. Pure white. Pkt. s cts., oz. 30 cts. 

Rose. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 30 cts. 

Double Mixed Sorts. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

SULTAN {^Centaurea imperialis) 

Grand improvement over old Sweet Sultan ; long- 
stemmed blossoms, 3 to 4 inches across; graceful, 
airy, deliciously fragrant. 

Mixed Colors. Pkt. 10 cts. 


(Dusty Miller) 
White-leaved pereimials for ribbon borders and 

edgings of beds. 

Candidissima. Entire plant silvery white. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

Gymnocarpa. Leaves silvery gray. Pkt. 10 cts. 



Evening Star. Golden yellow flowers, 3 to 4 
inches across. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Morning Star. Large; cream-yellow. Pkt. loc. 
Single-flowering Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 


Bridal Robe (C. inodorum fl. pi.) Densely 
double, perfectly formed flowers, purest white. 
Pkt. 10 cts., Jsoz. 25 cts. 

Double-flowering, Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Celosia plumosa spicata (Pink Plume) 

Cosmos, Mammoth Perfection 


Paris Daisy, or Marguerite (C. frutescens 
grandijlorum). White with yellow eye. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Yellow Paris Daisy (Comtesse de Chambord). 
Beautiful clear yellow. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Shasta Daisy. Magnificent white flowers, 
4 inches or more across. Pkt. 10 cts. 


One of our favorite fall flowers. 

"Crimson Ray." A new and distinct novelty 
in form, number and shape of the petals. These 
are narrow, fluted and separate in star-like form, 
and of the most brilliant crimson, overlaid with a 
velvety sheen. The plants grow 4 or s feet, and 
bloom profusely. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Mammoth Perfection. Flowers double the 
size of the old sort, the petals being broad and 
overlapping, forming a perfectly round flower. Fine 
for cutting. Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Mammoth Perfection, Pure White. Pkt. loc. 

Mammoth Perfection, Pink. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Mammoth Perfection, Crimson. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Dawn, New Early Dwarf Large-flowering. 
More bushy and compact than the older varieties, 
and grows only about 4 feet, while all others attain 
a height of 6 or 7 feet. Flowers large, pure white, 
with a tinge of rose. Bloom from July to frost. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

Lady Lenox. Enormous flowers with wide over- 
lapping petals, beautiful rose-pink. Pkt. 10 cts. 


Flowers from seed the first season if sown early. 
Choice Double Dahlias Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Choice Single Dahlias Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts. 
New Cactus Dahlias Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Daisy (BelUs perennis) 

Perennials, but will flower the same season if 
sown early. 

Giant White. Xery large flowers on extra-long 
stems. Pkt. 15 cts. 

GiantRose. Beautiful.bright rose-color. Pkt.20c. 
Longfellow. Large; double; pink. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Snowball. Large; double; white. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Double Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Delphinium (Larkspur) 

One of the most exquisite blue-tinted flowers that 
we have. 

Burbank's Hybrids. .\ splendid strain with a 
great variety of colors and markings. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Giant Double Hybrids. Magnificent, 5 to 8 
feet high, with great flower-spikes. Pkt. 10 cts. 


The Annual Larkspurs are of long-continued 
bloom, keeping up a bright display of flowers until 
cut down by frost. The Giant Hyacinth-flowered 


gXjgKE^^ FLOWEfi^ ^^^^ 


type has splendid flowers, very large and double, 
borne on spikes like immense hyacinths. Seed 
sown in the spring will produce flowers by July, 
blooming till frost. 

Giant Double Hyacinth-flowered. Dark blue. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

Giant Double Hyacinth-flowered. Light 
blue. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Shell-Pink. Pkt. lo cts. 
White. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Emperor, Mixed. A grand type. 2 feet. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Giant Double Hybrids. 2 to 3 feet. Pkt. 

10 cts., 140Z. 20 cts. 

Dwarf German Rocket. i8 inches. Pkt. 5 cts., 
Moz. IS cts. 

Dianthus, or Pinks 

Unrivaled for brilliancy and rich variety of 
color, blooming profusely until late in the autumn. 
Height, about i foot. 


Chinensis fl. pi. (China Pink). Large, double, 
fragrant flowers. Mixed. Pkt. s cts.. oz. 25 cts. 

Diadematus fl. pi. (Double Diadem Pink). 
Densely double flowers 3 inches in diameter; beau- 
tiful tints of crimson, lilac, purple, outer edges 
fringed with white. 6 inches. Pkt. s cts., oz. 75 cts. 

Fireball. Fiery scarlet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 75 cts. 

Imperialls (Double Imperial Pink). Pkt. s cts., 
oz. 40 cts. 

Japan Pink (.Dianthus Heddewigi fl. pi.). Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 75 cts. 

Laciniatus fl. pi. (Double Fringed Japan Pink). 
Large, double flowers, with fringed edges; various 
colors and beautifully striped. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 75 cts. 

Royal Pink (D. Heddewigi nobilis). Flowers 
very large; petals frilled and fringed. Deep yet 
very bright blood-red, shading to carmine and 
pink and even white. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Snowball. A beautiful, double white. Pkt. 
10 cts. 


Laciniatus, Mixed Colors. Single fringed. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

Heddewigi, Mixed Colors (Single Japan 
Pinks). Magnificent flowers averaging 2 to 3 inches 
across; many exquisite colors. Pkt. s cts., oz. 40 cts. 

Star Pink (D. stellaris). Each single flower has 
the form of a five- or six-rayed star. Bloom con- 
tinuously from June to October, with matchless 
display of color and variety of markings. Pkt. 
10 cts. 


Plumarius (Pheasant's Eye). Beautiful, single, 
hardy Pink; fringe-edged, white flowers with dark 
center. Pkt. s cts., oz. 20 cts. 

Plumarius fl. pi. Double and semi-double 
varieties. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Fine Garden, or Clove-scented Pinks, 
Hortensis varieties.- Beautiful; double; mixed 
colors. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Latifolius atro-coccineus fl. pi. Hybrid 
between the China Pink and Sweet William. 
Heads of brilliant red flowers are quite double. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

DRAC^NA indlvisa. Favorite plant for pots and 
vases; narrow, long, green leaves. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Everlasting Flowers 

Acroclinium roseum. Double; bright rose 
flowers. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Gomphrena (Bachelor's Button). Various 
colors. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Helichrysum. Double; various colors. Pkt. 
S cts. 

Rhodanthe. Rich, assorted colors. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Digitalis (Foxglove) 

Perennial; particularly desirable for growing 
among shrubbery or in masses along walks or 
drives. In rich soils the spikes attain a height of 
2 or 3 feet. 

Mixed. Pkt. s cts. 

Gloxinioides, Mixed. Beautiful, large, gloxinia- 
like flowers, with beautiful throat-markings, spots 
and blotches of purple, maroon, etc. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Kochia Glowing Ball 

Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis) 

Hardy perennials which love cool, moist soils. 
Palustris. True Forget-me-not. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Dissitiflora. Large, blue flowers, compact and 
very early. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Victoria. Of bushy habit; large, bright azure- 
blue flowers; very fine. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Blue. Pkt. s cts. 
Rose. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Mixed. Pkt. s cts. 


Beautiful showy annuals. 

Picta Lorenziana. Double; finest mixed. Pkt. 
5 cts. 

Picta grandiflora. Large; rich crimson and 
yellow flowers. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Picta nana (Painted Lady). Crimson, bordered 
with yellow. Pkt. 5 cts. 

GODETIA. Showy annual. Choice mixed. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
GREVILLEA robusta (Silk Oak). Beautiful, 

fern-leaved foliage plant. Pkt. 10 cts. 
GYNERrUM argenteum. Pampas Grass. 10 

feet. Pkt. S cts. 
GYPSOPHILA elegans. Charming for mixing 
in bouquets. Star-shaped . white and pink flow- 
ers. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 20 cts. 
paniculata. Small, white flowers. Fine for 
tying with sweet peas. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts. 


Lemolne's Giant Hybrids. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Finest Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Very fragrant. 


Mammoth-flowering Allegheny. Flowers 
from 4 to 6 inches in diameter, ranging from semi- 
double to double. Pkt. 10 cts.. 3 pkts. 25 cts. 

Chater's Prize Double Hollyhock. A mag- 
nificent strain of pure double-flowering sorts. 

Six colors: Red, Pink, White, Yellow, Salmon, 
Crimson, Mixed. Separate packets, each 10 cts. 

Everblooming Annual Hollyhock. This new 
strain of Hollyhock resembles the old-fashioned 
perennial variety both in flower and habit of 
plant. The flowers are large and of many beautiful 
colors, both semi-double and double. They bloom 
in August and September from seed sown in the 
spring in the open ground. Pkt. 10 cts. 


KOCHIA, Glowing Ball. An annual, growing 
easily and quickly from seed sown in the open 
ground. 2 to 2 !-2 feet high, with many slender 
branches pressed close to the main stem. It 
always keeps a globular form, even when very 
small, a row of them making a very striking 
object all through their growth. Beautiful, 
light, feathery green until September, when the 
whole plant becomes a mass of small scarlet 
flowers, the bushy plant resembling balls of fire. 
They should be planted at least 2 to 3 feet apart 
each way. Pkt. 10 cts., Hoz. 25 cts. 

LANTANA. Tender perennial. Orange, white and 
mixed flowers; i to 3 feet. Pkt. 5 cts. 

LARKSPUR. See Annual Delphinium. 

LINUM grandiflorum rubrum. Good for bed- 
ding. Grows I foot high; light green foliage with 
scarlet flowers; annual. Pkt. 5 cts., 02. 25 cts. 


A charming little plant, blooming quickly from 
seed and all through the season. Valuable for edg- 
ings, baskets and pots. Sow outdoors in the spring 
where the plants are to grow. 


Compact plants, 4 to 6 inches high. 
Crystal Palace. Rich blue. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Emperor William. Dwarf; light blue. Pkt. 
10 cts. 
Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 


Used for vases, hanging baskets or rockeries. 
Speciosa, Crystal Palace. Deep blue. Pkt. sc. 
Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 
LYCHNIS Chalcedonica. Hardy perennial; fiery 
scarlet. 2 feet. Pkt. s cts. 


Well-known annuals. Very free-flowering and 
of easy culture. Tlie African varieties have large 
yellow or orange-colored flowers, and are adapted 
to large beds. The French are dwarfer in growth, 
with beautiful, striped flowers, and are better suited 
to pot culture. 


Eldorado. Flowers 3 to 4 inches in diameter, 
perfectly and extremely double; every shade. Pkt. 
5 cts. 

Large Double, Mixed. Large; orange, brown 
and yellow. Pkt. 5 cts. 


Gold-striped. Double dwarf; brownish red, 
striped golden yellow. Pkt. s cts. 

Little Brownie (Legion d'Honneur). Flowers 
single; golden yellow with large spots of crimson. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 

Golden Ring. Dark velvety brown, each petal 
gracefully surrounded with a distinct gold ring. 
Pkt. 10 cts., 3 pkts. 25 cts. 

Dwarf, Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. is cts. 

Marvel of Peru, or Mirabilis 

(Four o'clock) 

Pretty, free-flowering annuals of easy culture. 
Mixed. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts. 

MATRICARIA Capensis fl. pi. Double white 
Feverfew. Pkt. 10 cts. 

MESEMBRYANTHEMXJM crystallinum (Ice 
Plant). Beautiful for edgings; flowers white, 
with ice-like foliage. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. so cts. 

Mignonette (Reseda) 

Sweet-scented. The popular garden sort. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts. 

Machet. Very compact; fine for pot culture; 
red. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts. 

Miles' Hybrid Spiral. Pure white. Pkt. s cts. 

Red Victoria. Dwarf, branching habit; very 
sweet, red flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Allen's Defiance. Immense spikes, 12 to 15 
inches long; very fragrant. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Red Goliath. Large spikes, 6 to 8 inches long; 
fire-red. with rich green foliage; very fragrant; fine 
for cutting. Pkt. 15 cts. 

WALTEPy^P. STOKES [ 219 Market a^^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA 

stokes' Standard Nasturtium 


Moschatus (Monkey Flower, or Musk Plant). 
Beautiful yellow flowers. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Tigrinus. Large flowers, tigered and spotted. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

MOMORDICA Balsamina (Balsam Apple). 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
Charantia (Balsam Pear). Pkt. s cts., oz. 20 cts. 


A marvelous range of new colors has been devel- 
oped in this favorite flower, which is in constant 
bloom throughout the season, and if these are kept 
well picked so that the plant cannot produce seed 
they will continue to flower until frost. No other 
annual flower will produce such a lavish profusion 
of bloom for so long a time and with the same small 
outlay of care and attention. Thin, poor soil, if 
possible disintegrated rock, is the best soil, as this 
produces the maximum of bloom. 


Besides their ordinary garden use for trailing 
over fences, trellises, stone walls, etc., these can 
also be grown as pot-plants for winter flowering, as 
screens, or as trailers for hanging baskets and 

composed of the finest and most distinct varieties 
grown in choice mixture, with the addition of the 
finest named sorts, including the Lobbianum va- 
rieties, the hybrids of Mme. Gunther, etc., and 
it is unequaled in this class of Nasturtiums. 
Large pkt. s cts.. oz. 10 ct., 2 ozs. 15 cts., J-^Ib. 
25 cts., lb. 8s cts. 
Jupiter. New. giant-flowered, beau- Pkt. Oz. 

tiful golden yellow So os $0 10 

Chameleon. Various 05 10 

Darh Crimson 05 10 

King Theodore. Black 05 10 

Pearl. Whitish 05 10 

Scarlet 05 10 

Vesuvius. Salmon; dark-leaved OS 10 

Yellow OS 10 

Mixed Jilb. 15 cts., lb, 40 cts... 05 10 


Everi' leaf is variegated with white, green and 
yellow, but each differs from everj' other. Most are 
half to two-thirds white and yellow, others are 
mostly green, but blotched and striped with yellow 
and white, others are mostly pure yellow with 
stripes of green. The flowers are large and full and 
of various colors from pale yellow to the deepest 

Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
Tall Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

LOBB'S (Tropaeolum Lobbianum) 

Remarkable for intensely brilliant flowers, which 
are a trifle smaller than those of other sorts. 
Average height, 6 feet. 

Finest Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Mlb. 

40 cts,, lb. Si, 25. 

Madam Gunther. A strain of French origin, 

remarkable for the wide range of exquisite colors; 

striped and blotched, mottled and variegated. 

Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts,, Mlb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
rVT-LEAVED. A fine new strain with dark green, 

ivy-like leaves and beautifully cut, deep scarlet 

flowers. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 


Bloom in two months from seed, and most pro- 
fusely till frost. 

TURTIUMS. Made from choicest large-flower- 
ing named varieties properly blended. Large 
pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 2 ozs. IS cts., Mlb. 25 cts., 
lb. 8s cts. 

- - ' Oz. 


Empress of India. Deep crimson; 

fine, dark foliage 

Golden Cloth. Golden yellow leaves, 

scarlet flowers 

Golden King. Golden yellow leaves 

and flowers 

King of Tom Thumbs. Scarlet 

King Theodore. Black, velvety 

Lady Bird. Yellow, red spotted. . . . 

Ruby King. Dark red . 

White, or Pearl 


Mixed Mlb. 20 cts 


So 10 

























NIGELLA (Love-in-a-Mist) Miss Jekyll. From 
Sutton & Son, the celebrated seedsmen of 
England, comes this grand Nigella, or Love-in-a- 
Mist. It is a most attractive annual, growing 
easily from seed, and having a great abundance 
of long-stemmed flowers, of most beautiful com- 
fiower-blue, prettily set in its slender foliage. 
Sow in the open ground in April. Pkt. 10 cts. 


Sanderse. Showj' and profuse-flowering garden 
annual giving a continuous display of brilliant 
flowers through summer and autumn. Flower in a 
few weeks from sowing, in any garden soil. Plants 
2 to 3 feet high carry the flowers in clusters, the 
whole being literally ablaze with them, thousands 
being borne on a single plant during the season; 
the glorious effect is unsurpassable. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Affinis. Fragrant, star-shaped, white flowers; 
annual; 3 feet high. Pkt. s cts. 

Afflnis hybrida. New hybrids of various colors, 
ranging from white to pink, red and violet. Pkt. 10c. 



One of the easiest-grown annuals. 

SINGLE (For Bedding) 

Dwarf Inimitable. Six to 8 inches high; flowers 
cherrj'-red with a white center; splendid for edgings, 
massing, etc. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Striped and Blotched. Extra strain. Pkt. 5 cts- 
Choice Single Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., l4oz. 20 cts- 
Howard's Star. Dwarf; resembles a five-rayedl 
star. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Grandiflora fimbriata. A fine strain, with- 

handsomely frilled and fringed flowers. Pkt. 20 cts. 
Giants of California. A California strain of 

incomparable beauty, size and luxuriance. The 

flowers are e.xquisitely ruffled or fringed on the- 

edges and are enormous. Pkt. 25 cts. 


Double Mixed. Best large-flowering double in 
finest mLxture. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Extra Large-flowering Double Fringed. 

This extra-choice strain produces about 30 per 
cent of splendid, double, fringed flowers. Pkt. 
3S cts. 

PINKS. See Dianthus, page 39. 

Phlox Drummondi 

Should be sown in masses or ribbon beds; they 
produce immense trusses of large, brilliant flowers 
of numberless hues throughout the summer. Hardy 
annual; i J2 feet. 

(Phlox Drummondi grandiflora) 

This is the finest type, ha^ang the largest heads 
of bloom as well as the largest individual flowers. 

Snow-White, Crimson, Rose, Lilac Any 
color. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Choice Mixed Large-flowering. Pkt. 10 cts., 
J^oz. 25 cts., oz. 75 cts. 

Large -flowering Dwarf Varieties, Mixed. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

Phlox Drummondi, Mixed Colors. Pkt. s cts.. 
)<jOz. 20 cts., oz. 60 cts. 

star of Quedlinburg. Dwarf habit; verj' 
pretty star-shaped flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 


This seed should be sown in the autumn. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Poppy (Papaver) 

Following directly after the tulips, the Poppies 
give our gardens a season of profusion of bloom 
until frost. For beds and borders, with a back- 
ground of green, they are verj' beautiful. Shirley 
Poppies are beautiful for cutting — taking them 
early in the morning while the dew is still on them, 
they will last all day in the house. Poppies are 
difficult to transplant, so seed should be sown where 
they are to bloom. Sow thinly, covering over 
lightly, and thin the plants to standing a foot apart. 


Burbanli's Santa Rosa. New strain of the 
Shirley Poppy. Surpasses all in size, variety and 
splendor of new shades of blue, lavender and 
salmon. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Re-selected Shirley. The seed I offer was 
grown from extra re-selected seed at my Floracroft 
Grounds, and is the finest I have ever seen. Many 
of the flowers are semi-double. Pkt. sc., Yso^. 25c 

Tulip Poppy (Papater glauciim). Plants 14 
inches high produce from fifty to sLxty large, 
dazzling scarlet flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Fire Dragon. Brilliant deep scarlet, with black 
spots margined white; 2 to 2 J^ij feet. Pkt, s cts. 

The Bride. \'ery large, pure white, perfectly 
formed flowers. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Single Mixed. .-Annual sorts. Pkt. 5 cts. 


New White Swan. Immense, -very double, with 
beautifully cut petals of the purest white. Pkt. 
S cts. 

Carnation-flowered. Splendid, double, fringed 
flowers; mixed colors. Pkt. s cts., oz. 20 cts. 

Peony-flowered. Large, showy, double, glob- 
ular flowers; mixed colors. Pkt. 5 cts. 

French Ranunculus-flowered. These are the 
finest double Poppies known. Grow about 2 feet 
high; are e.\ceedingly showy and beautiful. Mixed. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 


To be sown in early spring in the open ground. 
Oriental Hybrids. Produce flowers of immense 
size and of many novel colors. Pkt. 15 cts. 


(Burbanli's Seed) 

The latest development of this early specimen of 
Poppy; varying in color, from sulphur-yellow 
through different shades of orange to salmon-rose. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

CALIFORNIA (Eschscholtzia) 

Single Mixed. All colors. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Double Mixed. All colors. Pkt. s cts. 


Charming annuals blooming profusely any- 
where. Sow seed late. 

Finest Single Mixed. A large variety, of the 
most brilliant colors. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

Double Rose-flowered Mixed. The most 
brilliant shades and choice flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 


Parthenlfolium aureum (Golden Feather). 
Fine for edging; hardy perennial. Pkt. scoz. 50c. 

Roseum (Persian Insect-Powder Plant). Yellow 
center, with pink rays; fern-like foliage. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Golden Gem (P. selaghioides) . Golden, moss- 
like foliage. Pkt. 10 cts. 

RicinuS (Castor-Oil Plant) 

Makes splendid center for a large bed. with cannas 
and caladiums planted around it. Excellent for 
screening unsightly buildings. Sow the seed in the 
spring where plants are to grow. 

Zanzibarensls. The leaves of this new variety 
attain a gigantic size, measuring 2 to 2 H feet 
across, and include light and dark green and coppery 
bronze colors. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. IS cts. 

Gibsoni. Handsome, deep red foliage. Pkt. sc. 

Mixed. Many choice sorts. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts. 

RUDBECKIA bicolor superba. Yellow with 
brown spots. Pkt. 10 cts. 


Handsome annual. Blossoms are tube-shaped, 
veined with a glint of gold; the only flower pos- 
sessing this odd characteristic. 

Fine Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Grandiflora. Large-flowering type; very rich 
colors. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Superbissima. Magnificently rich and beauti- 
ful flowers; exquisitely veined. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Scabiosa (Mourning Bride) 

A handsome border plant, producing in great 
profusion verj- double flowers in various shades and 

Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. s cts. 
Tall Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Scarlet Sage (Salvia) 

One of the most beautiful bedding plants. To 
be planted in masses or in borders in front of por- 
ticos or around beds of cannas, etc. Sow the seed 
in boxes or frames in March, and set the plants 
out the latter part of May. 

Salvia splendens (Scarlet Sage). Pkt. 10 cts. 

Salvia patens (Blue Sage). Pkt. 10 cts. 

Clara Bedman, or "Bonfire." Very compact, 
with long, erect spikes of brilliant scarlet flowers. 
The finest Salvia ever introduced, and by far the 
best for bedding and massing on the lawn. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. $2. 

Farinacea (The Silver Sage). It appears to run 
altogether to flower, hundreds upon hundreds of 
tall spikes of silvery lavender blooms rising from 
a dense mass of foliage during the entire season. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

SENSITIVE PLANT (Mimosa). Leaves close if 
touched. Pkt. s cts. 

Stocks, Ten Weeks 

Unsurpassed for bedding, edgings, pot culture, 
house and conservatory decoration, and for cutting. 


White Lady. Magnificent, large and very double 
flowers of a lustrous, snowy white, 20 inches in 
height, with remarkably handsome foliage. Blooms 
early and remains longer in flower than any other 
variety. Pkt. 2S cts. 


The flowers appear on long, stiff stalks, like 
small rosettes, are exceedingly fragrant and range 
through a most complete scale of all the soft and 
distinct shades. Six colors: Bright Red, Bright 
Blue, Pink, White, Purple, Yellow. Separate 
pkts.. each 10 cts. 

Mixed. Brilliant colors. Pkt. 10 cts. 


Produce long trusses of extremely double flowers, 
and can be cultivated either as a summer or a 
winter Stock. By sowing early in June they may be 
had in flower by Christmas. 

Beauty ot Nice. Extra-long spikes; flesh-pink. 
Pkt. 15 cts. 

Mixed. Pkt. 15 cts. 


Princess Alice (Cut-and-Come-Again). Double, 
white flowers; fine for cutting. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Wallflower-leaved. MLxed. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Stokesia cyanea 

This plant grows about 18 inches high, bearing 
freely, from early July until frost, its handsome 
lavender-blue centaurea-like blossoms, each measur- 
ing from 4 to s inches across. It is of the easiest 
culture, and is one of the most beautiful, valuable 
and desirable hardy plants. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Sunflower (Hellanthus) 

Stately decorative plants, their golden yellow 
discs showing off beautifully among shrubbery, 
and for backgrounds and screens. Some of the 
single varieties are exceedingly decorative. Sow the 
seed in the open ground in the spring, letting the 
plants stand 3 to 4 feet apart each way. 


Stella. Beautiful single flowers of purest golden 
yellow, each with a black disc. Pkt. s cts., oz. 2S cts. 

Seedlings ol Stella. Of similar growth, with 
bright single flowers of several shades. Pkt. 10 cts., 
J/20Z. 20 cts., oz. 3S cts. 

Miniature (Helianthus cucumerifolius). Cov- 
ered with hundreds of brightest orange, small, single 
flowers; of pyramidal growth, with bright neat foli- 
age. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 


Many-flowered ( H. muJiiflorus fl. pi.) Very 
ornamental. Grows erect, 4 feet high, and at each 
leaf-joint a short stem is terminated with a hand- 
some double flower. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

Californicus plenissimns. Extra-large, double, 
saffron-colored flowers. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Globosus fistulosus (Dahlia Sunflower). Flow- 
ers very double and of medium size. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Sweet William 

{Dianthus barbatus) 

Choice Single Varieties, Mixed. Pkt. s cts., 
oz. 2S cts. 

Choice Double Varieties, Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 7S cts. 

THTJNBERGIA (Black-eyed Susan). Fine 
Mixed. Choice shades. Pkt. s cts., oz. 40 cts. 

TORENIA Fournieri. Very useful ornamental 
plant fof borders and baskets. Pkt. 25 cts. 


Vinca (Periwinkle) 

Free-blooming bedding plant; can be kept in 
house all winter. 

Rosea. Rose, dark eye. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Alba pura. Pure white. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., Moz. 25 cts. 


Exceedingly useful for beds and borders, mounds 
or vases; well adapted for window-boxes. 

Floracroft Mammoth Verbenas. My strain 
of these beautiful flowers is unexcelled. The in- 
dividual flowers are very frequently larger than a 
silver quarter. The colors are rich and varied. 

White, Scarlet, Pink, Purple, Striped. Each, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. Si. 50. 

Mammoth Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. Si. 25. 

Fine Mixed. Pkt. S cts., oz. Si. 

Lemon Verbena (AZoyjja «>jodoj-a). Pkt. 10 cts. 


Single White. Hardy perennial. Pkt. lO cts. 
Single Blue. Pkt. 10 cts. 


Hardy perennial. 

Choice Double Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Single Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 


Very popular, easily grown annuals, blooming 
abundantly and continuously throughout the 
entire season. Sow seed in the open ground, in the 
spring, where they are to grow. 

Mammoth (Zinnia robusla plenissitna) . Large 
flowers, double and of striking colors; bushy habit. 
Pkt. 10 cts.. oz. 40 cts. 

Large-flowering Double Dwarl — Scarlet, 
Orange, White, Canary, Lilac. Each, pkt. 5 cts. 

Striped Zebra. A superb strain ; the petals being 
distinctly striped. They run through all shades 
known to the Zinnia. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Curled and Crested. Large flowers with 
twisted petals; great range of color. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Dwarf Varieties. Mixed. Pkt. s cts., oz. 35 cts. 

Tall Varieties. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Wild-Flower Garden 

These mixed flower seeds embrace more than a 
hundred varieties of easy-growing pretty flowers, 
suitable for forming a Wild Flower Garden. They 
are useful for woodland walks, roadsides, railroad 
embankments, and for sowing alongside of fences 
and on untidy bare spots of ground, and can be 
made to produce a continual display of bjoom 
during the summer. Pkt. s cts.. oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 
30 cts., lb. Si. 

Sweet William 

WAI/TEB^ p. STOKES 219 Market 8g-eet. PHILiADELPHIA.EA. 


For early outdoor bedding the seed is sown in August or September in a coldframe, setting the plants 2 to 3 inches apart each way. In 
the spring three-quarters of them can be lifted out for bedding and the rest left to bloom in the frame, covering the blooming plants \vith 
sash and covering this in severe weather, but giving plenty of fresh air on mild days. The spring sowing should be made early. Seed 
sown in a cool, moist place in June will give flowering plants for fall. If they come into bloom in the heat of summer, the flowers will be 
small, but. as the weather becomes cooler, they increase in size and beauty. Early fall sowings give the finest flowers. 

I pay especial attention to Pansies, securing the best seed it is possible to obtain. Ask for leaflet on Pansy Culture. 

Bugnot's Superb Blotched. Enormous size; circular form; Pkt. 
petals of great substance, each having a large blotch running 

to delicate veins at the edge So 15 

Cassier's Giant Blotched. Lighter in shade than Bugnot's 

and of unsurpassed quality 20 

Odier Five-blotched. Strong, robust plants, but with smaller 

flowers than Bugnot's 10 

Giant Trimardeau. Ver\' large flowers and good assortment 
of colors, but they lack the texture of the Bugnot's and 

Gassier strains 10 

Masterpiece. Each petal is curled and waved, giving the 

flowers a double appearance. Has a wide range of rich colors. 15 
Madam Ferret. A very early bloomer, and especially rich in 

dark wine and red shades, many with white margins 15 

Orchid-flowered Mixed. Very light shades with brown and 
yellow blotches diffusing to rays and veins toward the edge. 
Predominating colors are, terra-cotta, flesh, orange, rose, 

pink and lilac 15 

Farisian Stained. A light-colored mixture of good-sized 

flowers 15 

English Large -flowering Mixed. A good mixture for bedding. 10 
Fine Mixed. A good cheap mixture 05 


Giant Adonis. Beautiful azure-blue with white center 

Aurora. Beautiful terra-cotta shades 

Emperor William. Splendid dark blue 

Fairy Queen. Light blue, edged white 

Five-blotched Yellow (Pres. McKinley). Golden 

yellow, blotched reddish brown 

Golden Queen. Rich, pure yellow 

King of the Blacks. Velvety black 

" Lord Beaconsfield. Purple and lavender, shading to 


Peacock. Ultramarine-blue and claret, white margined. 
President Carnot. White with dark violet blotch. . . . 

Prince Henry. New. Dark blue; fine 

Snow Queen. Pure snow-white 

Striped. Striped varieties only; very effective 

White with Purple Eye 

Yellow with Dark Eye 

Type of Stokes' Standard Pansy. Pkt 20 cts. 




"Stokes' Standard" Mixed Pansy is the finest strain of Giant 
Pansies it is possible to produce. It is a blend of all the finest varieties 
from France, England and Germany, including the best of the Giant 
Cassiers, Bugnots, Trimardeau, the Five-blotched Odier, the Giant 
Perret, Masterpiece and the Giant English and French Strains, 
resulting in the greatest varieties of coloring, marking, blotching, 
veining and edging that it is possible to produce. To this mixture 
I am constantly adding the newest novelties as they are introduced, 
and my customers can confidently rely upon getting all the finest it 
is possible to procure in this choice blend. Pkt. 20 cts., 2 pkts. 35 
cts., }4oz. Si. 10, oz. S6, 






Azure-Blue 05 

Black (Faust) 05 

Bronze 05 

Emperor William. Ultramarine-blue 05 

Gold - margined 05 

Lord Beaconsfield. Deep purple- violet 05 

Meteor. Xew. Bright brown 05 

Quadrieolor, or Pheasant's Eye (Rainbow). Beautiful 05 

Red Victoria. New. Very fine 05 

Snow Queen. Satiny white 05 

Striped and Mottled. Large-flowered 05 

White, with Eye 05 

Yellow, with Eye 05 

Yellow. Pure 05 

TUFTED PANSIES (Viola comuta) 

Planted in semi-shady, moist place, they flower profusely from 
spring until fall. Resemble Pansies in shape and form. p^t. 

Admiration. Dark blue with darker blotch Jo 10 

Lutea splendens. Rich yellow 10 

Perfection. Light blue 10 

White Perfection. Pure white 10 


Grown at Floracroft, on sale at store in season. Ask for prices. 




New "Spencer" or Orchid-Flowered 

These new Sweet Peas are of unusual size, waved and fluted and 
with charming blendings of colors. Flowers are not only of extra- 
large size, but are very distinct from the old Grandiflora type in 
having the outer edges of the standard and wings beautifully crinkled 
and waved, the tissue being so full that there is not room for it to 
lie flatly expanded or smoothly rolled. 
DUPLEX SPENCER. Produces sprays of 

flowers with double standards, uniformly large 

and waved, of the true Spencer type. In 

color both standard and wings are a rich 

cream-pink, and all the plants will give flowers 

with double or triple standards. This is 

popular with both market growers and 

amateurs. Pkt. 15 cts., 4 pkts. 50 cts. 
WHITE SPENCER. Enormous, pure white, 

crinkled and waved flowers. The standard 

measures 2 inches across and i )/% inches in 

depth. Pkt. 10 cts. 
PRIMROSE SPENCER. True primrose-color. 

Never less than three very large flowers to 

the stem. Pkt. 10 cts. 
COUNTESS SPENCER. Silvery white, suffused 

with soft rose-pink. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 2Sc. 
GEORGE HERBERT. Bright rose-car- 
mine. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
JOHN INGMAN. Beautifully fluted; 

rich carmine-rose, with wings of deep, 

rosy pink. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

scarlet; four to the stem. Pkt. 15 cts. 
ASTAOHN. Soft lavender. Pkt. 10 cts., 

oz. 50 cts. 


maroon. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts. 
AURORA SPENCER. Orange-rose on white. Pkt. 10 cts., 

oz. 30 cts. 

MARIE CORELLI. Wings rose-crimson, standard cherry- 
red. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts. 
HELEN LEWIS. Rich crimson-orange. Pkt. lOc, oz. 250. 
MRS. A. IRELAND. Rose-pink, creamy base. Pkt. 10 cts., 

oz. 40 cts^ 

EVELYN HEMUS. Pink edges on a pink ground. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 35 cts. 
APPLE BLOSSOM SPENCER. Color of Apple Blossom. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts. 

the large orchid-flowering varieties only. Includes all 

colors of beautiful, crinkled, waved varieties. Pkt. 10 cts., 

oz. 20 cts., J|lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 


Christmas Pink. Pink and 

Florence Denzer. Pure white. 

Mrs. E. WUd. 


Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 341b. 75 cts., lb. $2 


White; black 

Waved Sweet Peas of the "Unwin" Type 

Although of distinct origin, these are nearly of the same type as 
the Countess Spencer, but the flowers are not so large. They are 
very beautiful and come uniformly waved and fluted. 
GLADYS UNWIN. A fine, bold flower with striking wrinkled or 
wavy standard and broad wings; lovely pink. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c. 
PHENOMENAL. White tinged with rosy lavender. Standards in 
pairs, full and wavy. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
FRANK DOLBY. Pinkish mauve and lavender; open and wavy. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
MRS. ALFRED WATKINS. Standard pink shading to blush-, 

wings blush shading to rose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
NORA UNWIN. Pure white; very large; open, wavy form. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

PHYLLIS UNWIN. Light magenta-rose and 
carmine. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

Early Sweet Peas forclng 

Flower in forty-five to sixty days from sowing. 
Make dwarf, bushy growth, 16 to 24 inches 

EARLIEST WHITE. Ten days earlier than 
Mont Blanc. 16 to 20 inches high; covered 
with flowers on strong stems 6 to 8 inches 
long. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 341b. 50 cts., 
lb. Si. 50. 

EARLIEST OF ALL. Ten days earlier than 
Extra-Early Blanche Ferry. Standard rosy 
pink; wings creamy white, suffused with pale 
rose. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 40 cts., 

lb. Si. 25. 

MONT BLANC. Flowers pure paper-white. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.. Mlb. 40 cts., lb. I1.2S. 
EARLIEST SUNBEAMS. Rich primrose. 
Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., 341b. 40 cts., lb. 

Sweet Peas in Mixture 


°^i'!f,^'li tSTOKES'STAN DARDI 

Spencer or Orchid-flowering varieties listed 
at top of this page. Finest assortment pos- 
sible. Pkt. IOC. oz. 20C., 341b. 60c., lb. S2. 
STOKES' ELITE MIXTURE. Made of large- 
flowering varieties named below. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., 2 ozs. 25 cts., 34lb. 40 cts.. lb. Si. 50. 
Good assortment of the famous Eckford Sweet 
Peas. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 341b. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

Dwarf Cupid Sweet Peas 

Grow only about 6 to 8 inches high. Pkt. sc., oz. loc, 341b. 250. 

Named Sweet Peas (Arranged according to colors) 

Price of any of 

Dainty. White, with pink edge. 
Dorothy Eckford. Fine, pure white; large. 
Emily Henderson. Pure white; good for forcing. 
Shasta. Ver>' large; pure white. 

Hon. Mrs. E. Kenyon. Primrose. 
Stella Morse. Rich primrose, flushed pink. 
Sibyl Ecklord. Apricot, shaded blush-pink. 

Henry Eckford. Clear orange self; fine. 
Miss Willmott. Orange-pink; very large. 

Extra-Early Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 
Modesty. Most delicate shade of pink and white. 
Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 


Agnes Eckford. Ver>- light self pink. 
Apple Blossom. Shaded pink and white. 
Hon. F. Bouverie. Deep pink shading to light. 
Lovely. Soft shell-pink; large-flowering. 

the following sorts: Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J 
Prima Donna. 1 he softest clear pink self. 
Queen of Spain. Soft buff ; pink standard; curled. 

Lady Skelmersdale. Standard light carmine 

shading to white; wings almost pure white. 
Royal Rose. Standard rose, wings light pink; very 


Prince of Wales. Self-colored ; extra large. 

Coccinea. Cherry-red. 
King Edward Vli. Scarlet; very large. 
Salopian. The best of the crimson-scarlets. 
Queen Alexandra. Rich scarlet; fine. 

Black Knight. Deep maroon, self-colored. 
Duke of Sutherland. Claret and indigo-blue. 
Earl Cromer. A fine claret -magenta. 
Horace J. Wright. A fine violet-maroon. 
Othello. A very deep, glossy maroon self. 
Shahzada. Rich, dark maroon, shaded purple. 


^Ib. 30 cts., lb. Si 

Captivation. Light purple-magenta. 
Emily Eckford. Rosy mauve, changing to blue. 

Captain of the Blues. Standard purple-blue, 

wings bright blue. 
Duke of Westminster. Standard clear purple, 

wings purple with tint of violet. 
Navy-Blue. Standard indigo and violet, wings 
indigo, shading to navy-blue and bright blue. 

Countess of Radnor. Pale mauve or lavender. 
Lady Grisel Hamilton. Standard mauve, wings 
lavender; flowers extra large. 

Lottie Eckford. White, edged with lavender. 
Maid of Honor. White, edged with light blue. 

Helen Pierce. Bright blue-mottled on pure white. 
Jessie Cuthbertson. Creamy white, striped rose. 
Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain. White, striped and 
flaked heavily with pale rose. 


ADLUMIA (Allegheny Vine). A hardy climber; feathery foli- 
age; rose-colored flowers; 15 feet i 

AMPELOPSIS Veitchii (Boston Ivy). Hardy climber, 

clinging to stone or brick walls; dense foliage; 30 feet 

ASPARAGUS plumosus nanus. A beautiful greenhouse 
climber, ^vith fern-Uke foliage. Very largely used by florists 

for decorations per 100 seeds, 750.. . 

Sprengeri. A decorative perennial vine for vases and pots, 
with drooping fronds 4 feet long. . . . per 100 seeds, 50c.. . 
BALLOON VINE. Rapid-growing annual climber; white 

flowers, followed by a balloon-like seed-pod; 15 feet 

CANARY-BIRD VINE {Tropaolum peregrinum). Graceful 
annual climber, with yellow flowers that resemble butter- 
flies; 15 feet per oz., 30 cts. . . 

CLEMATIS. Hardy perennial climber. 

Paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbers. Fragrant 

white flowers; 30 feet per oz., Si.. . 

Jackman's Large -flowering Hybrids. Large flowers 3 

or 4 inches in diameter; white, purple, blue, etc 

COB^A scandens. A beautiful, rapid-growing climber. 
Tender perennial, with bell-shaped flowers, green at first 
changing to a beautiful, deep violet-blue; 20 to 30 feet.. . . 
CYPRESS VINE. A climbing annual, with fine, feathery 
foliage and pretty, star-shaped flowers. 

White per oz., 25 cts.. . 

Scarlet. Ivy-leaved " 25 cts.. . 

Mixed Sorts " 25 cts.. . 

DOLICHOS (Hyacinth Bean). Annual climber of rapid growth, 
with clusters of bean-like flowers; 10 feet. 

Lablab. Mixed, white, red, etc 

GOURDS. Rapid-growing climbers, with beautiful, ornamental 
foliage; also, the curious fruits are very useful; the interior 
of the Luff a takes the place of sponges, dishcloths, etc.; the 
egg-shaped can be used in place of the glass eggs in nests. 
There isn't any variety but which can be made useful if so 
desired. Cultivate the same as melons or squashes. 
Height from 8 to 15 feet. 

Dishcloth, or LuSa per oz., 25 cts.. . 

Dipper, Nest-Egg, Sugar-Trough, Hercules' Club, 

Bottle, Mock Orange. Each per oz., 20 cts.. . 

Mixed. All sorts per oz., 15 cts.. . 

HUMULUS Japonieus (Japanese Hop). Rapid-growing, 

annual climber, with dense foliage; 25 feet 

KENILWORTH IVY. A very neat climber, clinging to walls. 

\'aluable for hanging baskets, vases, etc 

LATHYRUS. E^'erlasting, or hardy Sweet Peas, 6 to 8 feet 
high; large flower-clusters. Fine for rock-work. Mixed. . . 
MOONFLOWER (Ipomcsa grandiflora noctiflora). V.'hite- 
flowered Moonflower. Literally covered with thousands 
of immense, pure white, fragrant flowers, opening in the 
evening or on cloudy days. With rich ground, water and 
sun the vines attain a height of 15 feet. Plants, 10 cts. 

each; by mail, 15 cts.; seed,. . 
MORNING-GLORIES, Imperial Japanese. Has great 
variety and infinite beauty of foliage, as well as size and 
beauty of flowers, varying through all rich colors, the 
latter ranging from pure white to rose, crimson and car- 
mine, and blues and purples 3 pkts., 25 cts... 

Major, Mixed (Common Morning-Glory) . per oz., 15 cts.. . 
Minor, Mixed (Dwarf Morning-Glories). . .per oz., 15 cts.. . 
MAURANDIA Barclayana. An annual, half-hardy climber; 

6 feet, with purple, gloxinia-like flowers 

Mixed Colors 

PASSION FLOWER (Passiflora). Tender, perennial vine 
for greenhouse or summer garden. 

Cserulea. Large; violet and blue 

RUNNER BELANS, Scarlet Runner. Fine, ornamental 
climber with scarlet pods containing delicious, edible beans, 
succeeding the bright scarlet blossoms, .per oz., 10 cts.. . 
Butterfly Runner. This new variety of the Scarlet Runner 
Bean is a very pretty climber with large, pink-and-white 
blossoms borne in sprays and produced in the greatest pro- 
fusion from early summer till frost. The flowers are followed 
by edible pods as fine as any string bean. . . . per oz., loc. . . 
The Czar. Similar to the above with pure white blossoms, 

and fine, large, edible beans per oz., 10 cts.. . 

SSHLAX. a tender perennial climber, with small, glossy 
green leaves; very beautiful, per ]/ioz.. 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts.. 
WILD CUCUMBER. A very rapid-growing climber which 
reaches a height of 30 feet in one season. Covered with 
beautiful clusters of white, sweet-scented flowers, followed 
by prickly seed-pods; will reproduce itself from self-sown 
seed. Hardy annual per oz., 25 cts.. . 

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Seeds of Plants for 
Conservatory and House 

It is fascinating to raise these choice plants from seed, and many 
of the finest varieties can be grown easily in the house. For winter 
bloom the seed should be sown in shallow boxes or pans during the 
spring or early summer. The finer seeds must not be covered more 
than one-eighth inch deep, and the soil pressed closely down over 
them. Never allow it to become bone-dry. Some varieties are more 
surely started under a pane of glass and sheltered from the strong 
rays of the sun. As soon as the plants have two leaves, they should 
be transplanted into another pan or box, handling carefully. 
BEGONIA, Single Tuberous-rooted. Magnificent flowers of Pkt. 
great substance and rich colors. Single blooms sometimes 
measure 6 inches across, the flowers ranging through ivory- 
white to bronzy j-ellow, crimson, orange, red, rose and 

pink. Prefers shade 2 pkts., 25 cts. 

Tuberous-rooted, Double Mixed. Carefully hybridized, 

producing about 25 per cent of double flowers 

Rex Varieties. Very large, ornamental leaves, great variety of 

markings 25 

Vernon. Orange-carmine flowers, with deep red foliage 10 

CALCEOLARIA. Gorgeous plants, wth pocket-shaped flowers; 
brilliant colors — yellow, maroon and crimson, spotted 
and mottled in the most unique fashion. 
Hybrida grandiflora. A fine strain of the largest, most 

brilliantly colored and spotted flowers 25 

CINERARIA. Magnificent flowering plants for spring dec- 
oration of the conservatorj- or window-garden, ranging 
through all the shades of white, blue, violet and crimson, 
covering the plants with a sheet of bloom. 

Hybrida. Large-flowering; finest mixed. L'nrivaled 25 

CENTAUREA maritima. White-leaved Dusty Miller 05 

COLEUS, Fine Mixed. Large leaves 10 

CYCLAMEN. Popular, free-flowering bulbous plants for 
house and conservator^' culture, with brilliant-hued 
flowers, poising airily above the foliage, flowers ranging from 
white to darkest crimson. 

Giant Pure White 

Giant Rose 

Giant Dark Red 

Giant White with Red Eye 

Giant Mixed 

Persicum. Small-flowered; fine mixed 

GERANIUMS. Easily raised from seed, and if started early 
will bloom the same season. 

Zonale. Mi.xed 10 

Pelargonium (Lady Washington). Choice mixed varieties.. 25 

Apple-scented. Very fragrant 10 

GLOXINIA. Charming greenhouse plants, with flowers of 
the most exquisiteand gorgeous colors, beautifullj- spotted 
and mottled. 

Giant-flowered. Choice mixed sorts 25 


These bright and very free-flowering plants are most desirable for 
growing in the house during the winter months or for the conserva- 
tory decoration. Prefer a cool room; will bloom freely and beautifully 
in a north window. 

Stokes' Standard Mixture. This is the finest Primula seed Pkt. 

obtainable, embracing all the best flowers $0 25 

Alba magnifica. White 40 

Peach Blossom. White with pink 25 

Cheswick Red. Brilliant red 40 

Brilliant Blue 40 

Kermesina splendens. Crimson 25 

Rosy Morn. Delicate pink 25 


\'ery free-flowering, but with smaller indixadual flowers. Very 
satisfactory house plants. p^t. 

Grandiflora Kermesina. Red $0 25 

rosea. Pink 25 

White 25 

" hybrida. MLxed 20 


Forbesii (Baby Primrose) 25 

Veris (Cowslip). Hardy Primrose lO' 

Vulgaris (English Yellow Primrose). Hardy 10 


Improved Learning Seed Corn. A favorite of mine 

Stokes' Specially Selected Seed Corn 

Proper selection of Seed Corn is a matter of working year after year, planting good seed in 
the beginning, watching the particular stalks which grow best, and which set enough ears the 
proper distances from the ground, and then cutting the tassels from all other stalks in the field. 
The seed ears must be selected on the stalks, and ripened and dried under correct conditions. The 
grains must be shelled and stored and graded so they will be even in size, and their vitality main- 
tained unimpaired. Finally the seed must be tested for germination. 

All this is a lot of work, requiring much knowledge and time and trouble. It is a seedsman's 
business — my business. I am equipped to give Seed Corn all the care it needs, from its great-grand- 
parents down. I know how, and I do it. My seed is of high-bred strains which I have developed. 
The extra yield you get by planting it will pay ten times over for the difference between my prices 
and market prices for the poorest corn. 

HUNDRED-DAY BRISTOL. Regularly year by year this Corn has matured and ripened its 
ears and fodder in a hundred days. When Bristol first came out it was hard to believe that such 
a heavy growth of stalk and such magnificent ears could be produced in a hundred days; but the 
experience of Corn-growers for several years has steadily added to Bristol's reputation. Grain 
light yellow; cob small, easily husked; ear as hard as a pine knot. Lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., 
postpaid; by freight or express, sacks included, pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75; bags of 2 bus. S3. 25; in 
lots of 10 bus. or over, Si. 60 per bus. 
IMPROVED LEAMING. The ears of Learning Corn are of good size; grains fair sized and deep 
orange; cob small and red; stalks uniformly medium sized, seldom large, but slender and leafy. 
Both Corn and fodder mature and ripen in from 90 to 100 days in a favorable season. Learning 
grows well on a greater variety of soils than most other kinds, and pro- 
duces unusually well on light land. The strain I have is called Im- 
proved Leaming, because it shows many advantages over most of the 
other strains, and is the best type of Leaming that I can locate; also it 
has been developed and improved in my hands. By freight or express, 
sacks included, pk. 50 cts., bus. Sl.7S; bag of 2 bus. S3. 25; 10 bus. and 
over. Si. 60 per bus. 
AUSTIN'S COLOSSAL YELLOW DENT. Immense ears and stalks 
and greatest yields. On strong, rich land no other Corn will outyield 
it. Needs 110 to 120 days to ripen. By freight or express, pk. 70 cts., 
bus. $2.25, 2 bus. $4. 
GOLDEN BEAUTY. Has the largest and broadest grains of any variety, 
and a very rich color when shelled. Makes superior meal. Stalks 8 to 
10 feet high. Time of ripening, 115 days — a good late Corn. By 
freight or express, pk. 60 cts., bus. S2, 2 bus. S3.75. 
matures quickly. It is the kind for planting in northern or high localities, and for replanting Dent in other 
sections. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, pk. 60 cts., bus. S2, 2 bus. $3.75. 
IMPROVED SNOWFLAKE. A very large-eared white Corn; first class in every way. The ears usually have 
eighteen rows of grains, moderate-sized cobs running up to 13 inches long, well filled at both tip and butt. The 
cob is white. It is a tremendously vigorous grower. Stalks get 12 to 14 feet high, and have fifteen or sixteen 
leaves. Medium early and nearly always matures. By freight or express, pk. 60 cts., bus. S2, 2 bus. S3. 75, 10 bus. 
and over. Si. 75 per bus. 
WHITE HICKORY KING. Pure white Dent; broad grains; small cob. 
S3. 75. 10 bus. and over Si. 75 per bus. 


Corn for these purposes should make a i^ery neavy growth of slender, tall stalks, and should set many ears. It 
is better to plant one or more of the following varieties when you know you want to grow ensilage and fodder: 
STOKES' SPECIAL ENSILAGE. Grows a tremendously tall stalk on strong land, 

often 14 to 16 feet high, and produces more tons of fodder an acre than any other 

Corn I know of. I usually depend on getting sixty to seventy-five tons to the acre. The ears are white, and 

rather large and heavy if allowed to mature. Grains close-set and crowded right out to butt and tip. My best 

Ensilage Corn. Pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75, 10 bus. and over, $1.65 per bus. 
RED-COB ENSILAGE. A western variety. White grains and red cob; grains sweet and juicy; stalks up to 14 feet 

high. Pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75, 10 bus. and over Si. 50 per bus. 
SUGAR CORN FOR GREEN FODDER. Makes a very sweet ensilage, of high feeding value. Slim stalks, quick 

grower. Drill two bushels to an acre in rows 4 feet apart. Qt. 15 cts., 4 qts. 40 cts., pk. 60 cts., bus. $2.25. 


lOO-Day Bristol Field Com 

Slow grower. Pk. 60 cts., bus. S2, 2 bus. 


stokes' Special Ensila^ 



Your Oats ^vill grow lighter each year unless you change your seed 
every two years at least. A standard bushel of Oats should weigh 
thirty-two to thirty-six pounds. If it weighs only twenty-four or 
twenty-eight pounds, it has from twelve and one-half to twenty-five 
per cent less feeding value, w-hich means that you must feed your 
horse another quart to avoid cheating him. Send to me for seed, 
not only to get a change, but to get extra-good varieties, clean seed 
and grain that weighs up to forty pounds a bushel. 


A variety of white Oats of extraordinary weight and productive- 
ness. Weighs naturally fifty pounds per measured bushel, and it 
deteriorates only three or four pounds each year when grown here. 
Worth for seed purposes at least double the market value of ordinary 
Oats. Not onh- is it handsome and heavy, but it is thoroughly cleaned 
by the latest and most improved machiner\% and is absolutely free 
from foreign and weed seeds. 2-oz. pkt. lo cts., lb. 25 cts., postpaid; 
by express, 10 lbs. Si. 25, 50 lbs. S4.50, 100 lbs. (the quantity required 
for an acre) $8.50. 


Black Oats are used verj- largely in England, Scotland and Sweden, 
the great Oats countries of the world, and I offer a very handsome 
sample. This variety makes a very strong, stiff straw; stools out 
largely, is an abundant yielder and is handsome in every way. 
Price the same as for Imported White Eldorado. 


"Write for special prices on quantity lots 

SWEDISH SELECT. Weighs from thirty-six to forty pounds per 
measured bushel. The straw is coarse, noted for its stiffness and 
power to withstand lodging. The grain is pure white, large, thick 
and plump; very handsome. The heads are large, upright and 
bushy, and nearly all meat. The hulls are exceedingly thin. Quite 
early and less liable to smut and rust than almost any other sort. 
Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, J4pk. 
30 cts., pk. 50 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) $1.35, sack of 3 legal bus. 
(96 lbs.) S3-75- 

STORM KING. A very productive variety, growing with a very 
strong, stiff straw, 4}^ to 5 feet high. The grains are plump, with 
thin hulls; the stalks are stiff and heavy, and do not lodge, nor 
does the grain fall off during stormy- seasons. A heavy yielder. 
In favorable seasons w-ill weigh thirty-eight to forty-two pounds 
per measured bushel. Prices same as Swedish Select noted above. 

GOLDEN FLEECE. A heavy cropper, handsome grain, white and 
plump; strong straw, stands up well. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., 
postpaid; by freight or express, pk. 45 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) 
Si. 35. sack of 3 legal bus. (96 lbs.) S3. 75. 

TARTAR KING. One of the earhest, heaviest, most prolific do- 
mestic-grown Oats in cultivation; suitable for all soils. Straw is 
stout, stands up well. The kernels are large, thick, plump and 
heavy. Price same as for Golden Fleece. 

CLYDESDALE. All standard, well-known varieties, carefully 
re-cleaned. Bus. (32 lbs.) Si. 25, 10 bus. Si. 15 per bus. 

Speltz, or £mmer 


Barley yields more bushels to the acre than oats, and the grain 
sells for just as high a price. Not all land will grow it, but in northern 
sections where it thrives, it is a very profitable and advisable crop to 

m m 

Beardless Barley 


imported variety. In 
Europe Barley is 
grown more exten- 
sively than wheat, 
and this is the kind 
they grow there. 
Straw strong, and 
of medium height. 
It ripens medium 
early, does best in 
rather rich land. 
Pkt. 5 cts., pt. 25 
cts., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 20 cts., 
pk. 85 cts., bus. S3, 
3 bus. in bag, S8. 
LEY. My Beard- 
less Barley is much 
like oats to handle; 
ripens very early, 
grows medium tall 
with very strong 
straw, and will stand 
up almost anwhere. 
On good land aver- 
ages sixty bushels 
an acre, and has 
gone to 100 and 
120 bushels an acre. 
Pkt. 5 cts., pk. 
60 cts., bus. S2. 5 
bus. and over Si. 85 
per bus, 


The greatest drought-resisting grain known, and exceedingly 
valuable an>-where on land too rough for wheat and oats. It is 
intermediate between oats and wheat, does not rust, blight nor 
lodge. It makes fine hay when cut in the milk, and yields fifty to 
eighty bushels of grain an acre. Good pasture for hogs and cattle. 
Sow two bushels an acre, early in spring. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 30 cts., 
postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 50, 
10 bus. and over. Si. 40 per bus. Write for prices on larger lots. 


Straw 7 and 8 feet high, as good as any other Rj'e straw; yields 
thirty to forty bushels of grain an acre. Used in place of oats where 
the straw is wanted. Sow two bushels or more to the acre. Does 
not stool from seed. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. Si, postpaid; 
by express or freight, pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75. Write for prices on 
larger quantities. 


Kernels nearly twice as large as ordinan,- Buckwheat, rich dark 
brown, and make sweeter flour. Two weeks earlier than common 
kinds. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., postpaid; by express or 
freight, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75. 


The same as largely grown in many sections. Qt. 20 cts., pk, 
70 cts., bus. S2.50. 


SASKATCHEWAN FIFE. The kind the millers like best. Yields 
50 bushels an acre. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. Si, postpaid; 
bv express or freight, pk. 65 cts., bus. S2.50, bags included. 

MACARONI, or DURUM. Newly imported and has been tested 
with excellent results. Tn,- it in a small way. It should outyisld 
by far the standard sorts planted, and it is immune from rust. 
Lb. 30 cts., 4 lbs. Si, postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 20 cts., 
pk. 85 cts., bus. $2.75. 


Best sort for producing seed for chickens. Stalks and heads get 
twice as large as the ordinary, and yields are heavy. Oz. 5 cts., qt. 
15 cts. (postpaid, 25 cts.), pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, 2 bus. $3.75, 5 bus. 
and over. Si. 7 5 per bus. 


IjggpgKE^V^ g>EEDl^l] FAR^ and GRASS ^^DS 

Legumes, or Soil-Fertility Plants, and Fodder Plants 

The one best friend of all American farmers is the legume best adapted to his soil and conditions. Every good crop of vetch, clover 
or peas that is turned under will put at^ least $20 worth of nitrogen into the soil of each acre, at current market prices for an equal 
quantity of nitrogen. 


SAND or HAIRY VETCH {Vicia villosa; Winter Vetch). I believe 
this to be the most valuable of all soil-fertility and winter-forage 
plants for north of Virginia. It is perfectly hardy anywhere in 
the United States, and stays green all winter. The root-growth is 

immense, and it does 
well on poor and 

Crimson Clover and Winter Vetch 

Both sown and dug at the same time. Note the 
much heavier growth of Vetch on the light 

as well on poor 
sandy soils as on rich 
and loamy ones. It is 
a great nitrogen gath- 
erer, fully equal to peas 
and clover. Sow be- 
tween July and No- 
vember, broadcast, 20 
to 30 pounds to the 
acre. Better sow with 
it a bushel of rye or 
oats to the acre, to hold 
it up, if you want hay, 
when it should be 
out just after the oats 
or rye heads form. 
Present prices as fol- 
lows, but prices fluctu- 
ate, and you would 
better write for prices 
on the quantity you 
want when you buy. 
15 cts. per lb., S7.50 
per bushel ; in hundred- 
pound lots or more, 
12 cts. per lb. 

The Winter Vetch you 
sold me last fall beats any- 
thing I ever saw. More 
than five times as much 
growth on the upper side 
of my garden where I sowed 
Vetch as there is on the 
other side with crimson 
clover. — F. A. DuBois, 
Linfield, Pa. 


Not so hardy as 
Hairy Vetch, but 
makes a large yield 
of excellent hay 
when sowed in 
spring, and is as 
good as any legume 
for improving soil. 
Seed is very large. 
Sow 30 to 40 pounds 

to the acre. Lb. 20 cts., 10 lbs. or over 8 cts. per lb., bushel (60 
lbs.) $3.25, 100 lbs. $5. Special prices on large lots. 


They grow nearly half out of the ground, keep well and are nu- 
tritious for stock. The yield runs as high as 1,500 bushels an acre, and 
they will add more humus to the soil than can be got by any other 
means for twice the expense. Very valuable in preparing stiff, hard 
soil for the succeeding crop. You can remove and sell half the crop, 
and the balance will equal a heavy coat of manure. Oz. 10 cts., 
Mlb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. and 
over, 45 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. and over, 40 cts. per lb. 


Another nitrogen gatherer. "Where land can be given up to a soil- 
improving crop for from four to five months during the summer, no 
other crop will produce such satisfactory results as Velvet Beans in 
the way of securing nitrogen, smothering foul weeds, and adding 
humus to the soil," writes F. S. Earle in his authoritative hand- 
book, "Southern Agriculture." Prof. Earle especially commends 
Velvet Beans to the use of winter truck-growers in Florida. Makes 
a heavy growth of vine in the South. They will be about $3.50 
per bushel. Write for special quotations. 



There is no surer and cheaper way of improving soil than by using 
legumes, and Cowpeas are of the best of this class of plants, espec- 
ially for the southern half of the country, in medium and light 
soils. If you grow Cowpeas or vetch, you need not use any of the ex- 
pensive complete, nitrated or ammoniated, commercial fertilizers. 
When planted the first to the middle of May a crop of hay can be 
cut the same as clover, and a second growth will come up for turning 
under. Or you may turn under the first growth any time. Sow a 
bushel and a half to the acre. 
New Era. Very early; small pea. 
Black, or Ram's Horn. Heavy yielder of seed. 
Whippoorwill. Speckled seed; early. 
Black Eye. White seed with black eye. 
Clay. Brown seed; late. 

Prices vary, but are about $3 per bus. Write, stating quantity wanted. 


It is ready to feed in eight or ten weeks from sowing, and produces 
twenty-five to thirty tons of green feed to the acre. Grows 3 feet 
high and covers the ground so dense as to smother all other plants. 
Unequaled for sheep-pasture, and has twice the fattening power of 
clover for hogs and cattle. They like it, too. Can be sown all through 
the season; perfectly hardy and thrives anywhere. Sow five to ten 
pounds to the acre. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., postpaid; by express 
or freight, lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. $1.25, 25 lbs. $2.75, bus. of 50 lbs. ^5, 
over this, 9 cts. per lb. 

Write for prices on large lots. 

/ have yet to have a single failure in any one of your Standard Seeds. — Mrs. 
Harry H. Haynes, Port Chester, N. Y. 

Dwarf Essex Rase sown witb spring grain for fall pasture 


WALTER^ p. STOKES 219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELPHIA.RA. 


Millets are grown for their food- value for stock. They make almost 
as much feed as ensilage corn, and of a higher quality. Millet can 
be sown successfully late in the spring, when other crops have been 
killed by late frosts. 

JAPANESE BARNYARD MILLET. Makes hay of excellent 
quality, 6 to 8 feet high and twelve to twenty tons to an acre. 
Sow in May or June, broadcast, ten to twelve pounds to the acre, 
or drill in eight pounds to the acre. Lb. 30c., 3 lbs. 75c., postpaid; 
by freight or express, lb. iSc, 10 lbs. Si, bus of 30 lbs. S2, 2 bus. $3.50. 

GERMAN or GOLDEN MILLET. Southern-grown. Superior to 
western-grown seed, because it yields more and makes finer hay. 
Sow a bushel to the acre in May or June. Prices vary, but will be 
about IOC per qt., or S2.50 per bus. of 50 lbs. Write for figures. 

PEARL MILLET, or PENICILLARIA. Few crops exceed Pearl 
Millet in either heavy yield or quality of hay. Can be cut several 
times a season. Sow ten pounds to the acre in rows 2 feet apart, 
with drill. Pkt. loc, lb. 30c., 3 lbs. 75c., postpaid; by express or 
freight, lb. 15c., 10 lbs. (plants an acre) Si. 10, bus. of 50 lbs. S4.50. 

HUNGARIAN MILLET. The most popular annual Millet. Grows 
fast and thick, and yields two or three tons of hay an acre. Sow 
one and one-half bushels to the acre. Prices vary, but about: 
qt. 10 cts., bus. of 48 lbs. S2. 

Hungarian Siberian Southern German Japanese or 

Millet Millet Millet Barnyard MUlet 

The above is the result of a trial of Millets at my Floracroft trial grounds, 
all being sown the same day. As will be easily seen, the Southern German 
Millet is by all odds the best growth. The Siberian was so poor I have with- 
drawn it from sale. The Japanese made a good growth, but is rather woody. 

Early Amber Suqar Cane. Makes good green fodder 

2 1: stood agamst a fence or 

building till cured. Good poultry-feed. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts.. 
postpaid; by freight or express, pk. 70 cts., bus. of 56 lbs. $2.50. 

Canada Field Peas. ^^^^^ Peas, planted with oats, make 

__ ! a particularly good hay for dairy 

cows. The Peas should be sown first, in March or early April, by 
plowing them under about 4 inches, and then the oats should be 
harrowed in the surface. Price of Canada Field Peas about S3. 50 
per bushel. Write for special prices. 

I^affir Corn. ^^^^^ pounds of seed to an acre 

' and cultivate like common corn. Pkt. 10 cts., 
lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt., 15 
cts., pk. 60 cts., bus. of 60 lbs. S2. 

I^ilo Maize. pounds of seed to an acre, and culti- 

■ vate like corn. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., post- 

paid; by freight or express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 65 cts., bus. S2.25. 
Teosinte Looks like corn, but the leaves are broader and longer 

1 and the stalks are slimmer. After it is cut it stools 

and will furnish a supply of green feed all summer. Sow in May 
or June, three pounds of seed to 'an acre, in rows 4 feet apart. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Jllb. 30 cts., lb. Si, postpaid; by freight 
or express, lb. 90 cts., s lbs. and over, 80 cts. per lb. 

SEED POTATOES maine-grown 

Seed Potatoes grown in Maine succeed especially well in the Mid- 
dle, Southern and Western States, in every case increasing the yields, 
freeing the crop from disease, and making it more profitable. 

My Potatoes will come packed in barrels, or in i6s-lb. sacks. All 
orders will be acknowledged promptly, but shipments will not be 
forwarded till the proper time, unless you especially instruct us to 
ship on a certain date. To insure hea%'y jnelds and perfect Potatoes, 
spray with combined arsenate of zinc and bordeaux mixture. The arse- 
nate of zinc is better than paris green, sticking on better and retain- 
ing its power longer, and bordeaux will prevent early and late blight. 
Ten bushels of Potatoes will plant an acre 

Potatoes by Mail. All varieties of Potatoes can be sent by mail, 
postage prepaid, at 30 cts. per lb., 4 lbs. for $1, correctly labeled 
and packed to reach the purchaser in good condition. 

Wliite Potato Seed, Mixed. From the best hybridizers. Pkt. 25c. 


Prices variable. Write me for special prices on quantities 
NORCROSS. Cross of Early Rose and Beauty of Hebron. It is 
very hardy, an enormous yielder, and resists blight well. I recom- 
mend Norcross. Lb. 30 cts., 4 lbs. Si, postpaid; by express or 
freight, pk. 75 cts., bus. S2, bbl. S4oO. 
VERMONT GOLD COIN. Very hardy and \agorous, resists blight 
and yields enormously. The tubers are a little over average size, 
lay close together in the hills, have smooth, thin skin, small eyes, 
and fine-grained flesh. I consider it one of the best. Lb. 30 cts., 
postpaid; by express, or freight, pk. 75 cts., bus. S2, bbl. $4.50. 
EUREKA EXTRA-EARLY. One of the earliest sorts I know of. 
Vines heavy and blight-resisting, and never known to make a 
second growth; smooth, regular tubers, with white flesh. Lb. 30 
cts., 4 lbs. Si, postpaid; by express, pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.25, bbl. $5. 


TRUE HOULTON, or MAINE EARLY ROSE. Pure and genuine; 

very fine and early. Pk. 50 cts., bus. Si-75. bbl. S4.2S 
EARLY BEAUTY OF HEBRON. Popular early sort; excellent 

quality; productive. Pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75. bbl. S4-25- 
EARLY THOROUGHBRED. Earlier than Rose; more productive; 

light pink. Pk. 75 cts., bus. S2, bbl. S4-50. 
BOVEE. Earlier than Early Ohio. Pk. 75 cts., bus. $2, bbl. $4.50. 
CROWN JEWEL. Eady; pink. Pk. 75 cts., bus. S2.50, bbl. Ss- 
BLISS TRIUMPH, or STRAY BEAUTY. Early; round; red. 

Pk. 75 cts., bus. S2, bbl. S4-50. 
PRIDE OF THE SOUTH, or WHITE BLISS. Early; round; white. 

Pk. 75 cts., bus. S2, bbl. S4.50. 

The last three varieties are the most popular of all with southern 

IRISH COBBLER. Round, chunky, 80-day sort; popular for home- 
market. Pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75. bbl. S4-25. 

EARLY OHIO. Does well on upland soil. Pk. 75c., bus. S2, bbl. $5. 

STATE OF MAINE. Late; oval; white. Pk. soc, bus. Si.6s, bbl. $4. 

GREEN MOUNTAIN. Oval; white skin; big cropper and splendid 
cooker. Pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 65, bbl. 14. 


Stoker' Standard SeedsL 



Field of Alfalfa grown by David Boberts, Moorestown, N 

It was sown in August and the above photograph was taken in June 


Prices subject to market change at any time. Write for figures on the quantity you need. The prices below are approximate only. 

ALFALFA. This has been called Lucerne Clover in the East, .t is 
one of the most important crops that western farmers can grow, 
and eastern farmers should take it up as a soil-improving and money- 
crop. The roots go down lo feet or more, and once estabHshed 
properly it lasts a great many years. Four or five cuttings may be 
made each season in a three-year or older field. Try to get at 
least a few acres started. Sow either in spring or in early August, 
twenty, twenty-five and up to forty pounds of seed to the acre, 
depending on your soil and other conditions. See that there is 
plenty of lime in the soil, that it is well worked, and that it is 
inoculated with, the legume bacteria. Alfalfa cannot grow 
without this bacteria. You can supply it by spreading soil from a 
successful Alfalfa field, or by using "Farmogerm," which is the 
bacteria artificially raised. See below. Seed about S12 per bus. Write. 

ALSIKE CLOVER. Very hardy and well adapted for mixing with 
other Clover or with timothy to make finer hay. Tall, slim plants, 
much honey in the blossoms. About S14 per bus. Write. 

CRIMSON or SCARLET CLOVER. This Clover {Trifolium 
incarnatum) is an annual, like wheat, dying each year. Plants i to 
2 feet high, slender and fine. Makes two or three tons of cured 
hay an acre, but its greatest value is for a cover-crop, in soils and 
localities where it succeeds. Sow in fall, twelve to fifteen pounds 
of seed an acre. About Ss per bus. Write. 

WHITE DUTCH or LAWN CLOVER. Good on lawns because it 
lives so long, and in pastures for the same reason. It is the little 

low Clover with the round white or gray blossoms. Sow ten or 
twelve pounds to the acre on land seeded to grass or grain, between 
April and September. Lb. 70 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, 
lb. 60 cts., 5 lbs. $2. 80, 10 lbs. $5.50, bus. (60 lbs.) I31.20, 100 lbs. 

SWEET CLOVER, or BOKHARA. In the central West just now 
there is much interest in Sweet Clover, and many think it should 
be used in place of other Clovers. The fact is that it cannot 
compare with Red Clover or alfalfa in feeding value, and where 
these other Clovers will grow, it should not be used. Where they 
will not grow, however, it often succeeds. If your soil is thin and 
rainfall scant, try Sweet Clover. It is fine, too, for inoculating 
the soil so it will grow alfalfa. Lb. 30 cts., in loo-lb. lots, 26 cts. 
per lb. 

MAMMOTH RED or PEA-VINE CLOVER {Trifolium pretense 
peremie). Lb. 30 cts., bus. about S14. Write for prices before 

RED CLOVER, Medium (Trifolium pretense). You can get 
"Clover Seed" at nearly every village store, but it has been proved 
that three-fourths of the seed that is sold, on account of careless- 
ness in growing, harvesting, curing and cleaning, is foul with weed 
seeds of many kinds, including yellow trefoil, and is of very low 
germinating power. My Clover Seed is free from weed seed and 
almost every grain will grow. This I absolutely guarantee. Price 
about 30 cts. per lb. or $14 per bus. But write for current figures. 


Artificially grown bacteria for inoculating alfalfa and clover. Better than 
using soil from an old field, because sUrer of results. Use it on the seed 

It is well known that Alfalfa simply cannot be grown unless the 
seed or the soil is inoculated with the httle bacteria which gather 
the nitrogen. Clovers will grow without inoculation, but they make 
an indifferent crop. You ought to see the rank and luxuriant growth 
that Clover wUl make after you supply bacteria, even on land where 
it failed before. Farmogerm is a bacteria culture, scientifically 
prepared for use by any farmer just before the seed is sown. It needs 
no treatment or development before using. It comes in sealed bottles 
in a kind of jelly, and you make it ready for use by simply adding a 
little water according to the plain directions. The preparation is 
put on the seed, and in this way the soil is inoculated. Not only is 
the immediate crop made to grow twice or three times what it could 
on land not supplied with bacteria, but the soil is enriched in nitro- 
gen, which will be available for future crops for two or three suc- 

cessive seasons. It benefits the following crops: Alfalfa, Alsike, 
Crimson, Red and White Clovers, Canadian Field, Cow, Garden and 
Sweet Peas; Soy, Velvet and Garden Beans, Vetch, Peanuts and all 
other legumes. 

Farmogerm is put up in bottles and is sent prepaid by mail as 

Price-List — be sure to tell for what crop it is wanted: 

Bottles to treat seed for one acre, $2; s-acre bottles, S9. Be sure 
and state whether for Red Clover or Alfalfa, as germs are different. 

Bottles for one acre of Garden Peas, Beans, Cowpeas or Vetch, 
$2 each. 

Bottles, garden size, for Peas, Beans and Sweet Peas, 50 cts. each; 
one-half size, 25 cts. each. 


Results the second year from sowing Stokes' No. 3 Permanent Mowing Mixture 

Pasture Seeds and Mowing Mixtures 

The object to be attained is a continual growth of rich pasturage from spring to fall. Soil sown with a variety of different grasses that 
are adapted to the soil, and which attain perfection at alternate months from April to October, will produce much larger and more satis- 
factory crops, both for hay and pasturage, than only one or two kinds. If seed is sown in spring, it should be done early, while the land 
is cool. I am alwaj's glad to give my customers the benefit of my experience, and shall take pleasure in advising you as to suitable grasses 
for your soils and special conditions, if you will correspond with me in regard to it. 

These famous mixtures are well-balanced combinations of a number of native and acclimated foreign Grasses and Clovers, blended so 
as to produce a permanent, dense and deep-rooted turf that will yield, year after year, the maximum quantity of hay, or afford, if desired, 
a constant and abundant pasture. The yield of hay under favorable conditions averages 3 or 4 tons per acre at the first cutting. After 
the hay crop is cut, the Grass commences to grow at once, recovering its verdure in a few days, and affords excellent pasturage, even 
through dry summer weather. Both my No. i Mixture for Permanent Pastures and my No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing, if properly 
laid down, will maintain their valuable qualities twenty years or more, if they are occasionally top-dressed with manure and occasionally 
sprinkled with Grass Seed. 

Sow 2 to 3 bushels to the acre 

No. 1 Mixture for Dry Upland Pastures 
Hard Fescue Perennial Rye White Dutch Clover 

Creeping Bent Sheep Fescue Timothy 

Orchard Grass Tall Meadow Oat 

No. 2 Mixture for Lowland Meadow Pasture 
Creeping Bent Orchard Grass Tall Meadow Oat 

Canadian Blue 
Meadow Fescue 

Perennial Rye 
Red Top, fancy 


No. 3 Mixture for Dry Upland Mowing 

Orchard Grass Sheep Fescue AlsLke Clover 

Perennial Rye Hard Fescue Timothy 

Red Top, fancy Tall Meadow Oat 

No. 4 Mixture for Low Meadow Mowing 

Kentucky Blue Orchard Grass Tall Fescue 

Meadow Fescue Perennial Rye Timothy 

Meadow Foxtail Red Top, fancy 

Price of any mixture, $2.50 per bus.; 10 bus. at $2.25 per bus. 

All prices of grass seeds subject to market fluctuations 

Canada Blue Grass {Poa compressa). Useful for sowing on hard clay and poor soil 

Creeping Bent Grass (Agrostis slolonifera). Excellent for lawns 

Crested Dog's Tail (Cynosurus cristatus). Should enter in moderate quantity in permanent paS' 

ture and lawn mixtures 

English Rye Grass {Lolium perenne). Grows rapidly and makes a good showing within a month 

from time of sowing 

Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue (Fei<MCO oi/tna lenuifolia). The finest - bladed grass and valuable only 

for lawns 

Hard Fescue (Festuca duriuscula). A dwarf-growing grass, forming a dense, fibrous mat 

Italian Rye Grass {Lolium lialicum). Thrives in almost any soil, and yields early and abundant 

crops. Sown in the fall, will produce an excellent hay crop the following season 

Kentucky Blue Grass {Poa pratensis). Fancy or Double Extra Clean 

Meadow Fescue {Festuca pratensis). Of great value in mixtures for permanent pasture 

Meadow Foxtail {Alopecurus pratensis). One of the best grasses for permanent pasture 

Orchard Grass {Dactylis glomerata). Valuable grass either for pasture or hay 

Red-Top Grass (Agrostis vulgaris). Choice. Valuable either for hay or permanent pastures; reaches 

highest perfection on moist, rich soil 

Fancy or Extra Re -cleaned Red -Top 

Rhode Island Bent Grass (Agrostis canina). A very fine variety for lawns 

Rough-Stalk Meadow Grass (Poa trivialis). Excellent for pastures and meadows, particularly on 

damp soils 

Sheep Fescue {Festuca ovina). Short and dense in growth; excellent for sheep pastures 

Sweet Vernal (Anthoxanthum odoratum). True Perennial. Emits an agreeable odor 

Tall Meadow Fescue {Festuca elatior). Productive in pastures on wet or clay soils 

Tall Meadow Oat Grass {Avena elatior). Of rapid growth; recommended for soiling and in perma- 
nent hay mixtures 

Timothy {Phleum pratense). The grade I offer is "choice" 

Wood Meadow Grass {Poa nemoralis). Of early growth and thriving well under trees 

per bus. 

per acre 



per 100 


3 bus. 

$0 18 

$2 00 

$12 00 


50 lbs. 


6 00 

28 00 


30 lbs. 


6 25 

28 00 


60 lbs. 


2 25 

10 00 


35 lbs. 


5 00 

32 00 


30 lbs. 


3 25 

25 00 


50 lbs. 


2 00 

10 00 


3 bus. 


2 00 

IS 00 


40 lbs. 


3 50 

IS 00 


3 or 4 lbs. 


2 00 

25 00 


3 bus. 


2 so 

18 00 


4 bus. 


I 50 

10 00 


30 lbs. 


5 00 

15 00 


50 lbs. 


4 00 

28 00 


20 lbs. 


6 00 

40 00 


35 lbs. 


2 75 

22 00 


3 lbs. mxd. 



40 lbs. 


3 25 

22 00 


50 lbs. 


2 25 

20 00 


23 lbs. 


3 00 



30 lbs. 


4 SO 

30 00 

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The Asters include the choicest named varieties, 
of many forms and shades. They will make a handsome 
bed, blooming for weeks. The Pansies are a blend of 
the finest sorts produced by specialists in France, England 
and Germany. Their beautiful markings and great size 
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On Beans, Sweet Corn and Peas, by the pint and quart, I quote prices both ways, 
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I take particular pride in the quality of my Lawn Grass Mixtures. I have studied the subject of lawns thoroughly, experimenting 
with different Grasses, and securing a blend of hardy, reliable varieties that make a perfect lawn. 

Some kinds of Grasses are used in my mixtures because they make a close, thick turf; others because they spread along the 
surface and prevent bare spots, and others because they resist the wear of constant trampling. Certain sorts are added because 
they become green early in the spring, and because they resist drought and summer heat. Stokes' Standard Lawn Mixture requires 
the use of eight different kinds of seed. Some of these are very expensive, but I will not omit them, because I know each of them 
has qualities essential in the making of a perfect lawn. 

You can buy Lawn Grass Seed at prices considerably lower than those I ask. My mixtures are made for those to whom quality 
appeals. They are not cheap; I can't make a good mixture to sell at a low price. They are made from clean, plump, heavy seed, 
free from all weed seeds. 

Cultural Directions. The ground should be spaded deeply if possible, and enriched with commercial fertilizer, if it is poor. Six 
inches to a foot of good, rich top-soil is desirable. Continued raking of the surface will provide a good seed-bed. The seed should 
be sown broadcast at the rate here stated, and the surface rolled, if possible. 

Sow I pint for 150 square feet; sow i quart for 300 square feet; sow 4 quarts for 1,200 square feet; sow i peck for 2,000 square feet; 
sow I bushel for 11,000 square feet, or J4 acre; sow 4 bushels for 44,000 square feet, or i acre 

Stokes' Standard Lawn 

In this I put the best Grasses I can 
obtain, chief of which is the true Ken- 
tucky Blue Grass. As the Blue Grass 
is slow in becoming established, quick- 
growing varieties are added, with 
others, to knit the turf compactly and 
give a fine, dark green lawn from early 
spring until fall. This is the best mixture that can be made. On 
soil properly prepared it will produce a beautiful lawn ready 
for mowing four to five weeks after planting. It makes a per- 
manent, deep-rooted turf that improves with age. Pt. 15 cts., 
qt. 25 cts. (postpaid, 35 cts.), 4 qts. 60 cts., pk. $1, bus. $3.50. 
5 to 10 bus. $3 per bus. 

Seaside Lawn Grass Seed. Two inches of good soil on the 
sand will, if sown with this mixture, make a fine. lawn if kept 
sprinkled in dry weather. Qt. 25 cts., pk. $1, bus. $3.50. 

Stokes* Shady Lawn Mixture 

I have made this from e\'ergreen Grasses which th^i^'e in the 
woods, under trees, and in other shady places. This seed will 
thrive and produce a fine lawn where other mixtures would fail. 
It is excellent for use in replanting in shady spots when other 
Grasses have failed. If the soil is "sour" and covered with moss, 
the moss should be hoed away and the land "sweetened" with 
air-slaked lime at the rate of at least a bushel to 1,000 square 
feet. The lime aids wonderfully in making the grass start. 
My Shady Lawn Mixture is composed only of native, shade- 
loving Grasses. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts. (postpaid, 35 cts.), pk. 
$1.25, bus. $4. 


To show you how gooi Stokes' Standard Lawn 
Grass Seed is I will send one peck, prepaid, by parceU 
post, to any address in the United States for $1. 

Evergreen Velvet Lawn 

A good mixture of native Grasses, 
absolutely free from weeds. It is 
equal in quality to the best of the com- 
mercial Lawn Grass mixtures. Qt. 
20 cts. (postpaid, 30 cts.), 4 qts. 
50 cts., pk. 80 cts., bus. $3, 5 to 10 bus. 
$2.50 per bus. 

Stokes' Lawn-Restoring Grass Seed 

.Man>- lawns, particularly those that have been standing a 
number of years, or are in close proximity to a hedge or large 
trees, seem worn out and become infested with weeds and moss. 
This is largely due to neglect and the presence of acid. In the 
fall give the lawn a good coating of air-slaked lime, rake hard 
with an iron-toothed rake, and give it a good sprinkling of pure 
ground bone (the more finely ground the better). Then sow 
this Lawn-restoring Grass Seed broadcast at the rate of at least 
two to three bushels to the acre, and, after seeding, roll thoroughly 
with a hand roller weighing at least three hundred pounds. 

This Lawn-restoring .Mixture is composed of Grasses that are 
especially adapted to shad>- places, and they give a firm, heavy 
root-growth. They thri\ e where other grass has failed. Some 
varieties included in the mixture grow rapidly, to restore the 
turf and make the lawn attractive while the permanent, deep- 
rooted kinds are gaining a hold. W here lawns are bare only in 
spots, these spots should be carefully raked and fertilized, and 
then seed sown in them by hand carefully and pressed down 
either with the foot or the back of a shovel. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 
cts. (postpaid, 35 cts.), 4 qts. 60 cts., pk. $1, bus. $3.50. 

Mixtures for Golf-Links, Tennis-Courts, Cricket-Tables, Etc. 

I have supplied the seed for a number of Golf-Courses and Country Clubs, and, as a member of a Greens Committee, have given 
mach study and thought to the seeding and preservation of both the Fair-Greens and Putting-Greens. I have visited many Golf- 
Courses and ha\e studied the results secured from various seeds, and can give e.xpert advice and supply the choicest seeds for Golf- 
Courses, Tennis-Courts, Cricket-Tables. I shall be glad to discuss the matter with Greens Committees in person or by correspondence. 

A point of importance is that English Lawn Grass Mixtures, while they are excellent for English conditions, are not suited to 
the American soil or climate. Only native Grass can give best results, and the mixtures I offer are composed solely of native va- 

Putting-Green Mixture 

This is composed of Grasses that will make a close, firm, 
green, lasting turf which improves with trampling. It is made of 
mostly roimd-bladed varieties, and remains green until late in 
the fall. A putting-green seeded with this mixture dries out 
([uickly after a storm, yet does not suffer from drought. Qt. 
35 cts., 3^pk. $1, pk. $1.75, bus. of 24 lbs. $6. 

Fair-Green, or Golf-Links Mixture 

Contains no clover, and nothing except stiff, irony Grasses. 
1 make special mixtures for soils of different characters, and shall 
be glad to prepare seed for any course. Bus. of 20 lbs. $3. Write 
for prices on quantities. 

Tennis-Court Mixtures 

A tennis-court must be firm, green and lasting, yet springy. 
This mixture is composed of unusually good grasses that give 
perfect satisfaction. Qt. 35 cts. (postpaid, 45 cts.), 3^2Pk. 85 cts., 
pk. $1.50, bus. of 22 lbs. $5. 

Grass Mixtures for Railroad Banks, Etc. 

A mixture of Grasses with long, interlacing, matting roots 
that will bind steep embankments, gravelly or sandy slopes, 
etc., preventing washouts by rainstorms, and covering them 
with permanently green turf. Qt. 30 cts. (postpaid, 40 cts.), 
pk. $1, bus. of 18 lbs. $4.